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Karlos
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   Old Thread  #2229 14 Jul 2024 at 11.51pm  0  Login    Register
This thread will be tidied up to remove a certain troll (and any linked replies)

The NEW thread can be found here:
Specialized Hook Baits - Catch Reports Jul 2024

Karlos
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   Old Thread  #2194 3 Jul 2024 at 5.32pm  1  Login    Register
@TCarper: When I'm not fishing I'll make a new thread to continue on from this thread.

The new thread will link to this current thread, so nothing is lost. Likewise, this current thread will point to the new thread.
If we create a thread every month (or two?) it will mean the thread loads faster.

I done a check yesterday on my home PC using Chrome, and if you try to view this thread (in Read All messages mode) the browser uses 1.9GB of memory. The browser also grinds to a halt so I can understand why it's been mentioned by ?whoever?

So nothing will be lost. Everything will be linked. We'll still get to see all the pics (old and new) but the threads will load faster.

I would try to do it now, but it'll be faster using a PC doing it at home

@Steve_OldH: It seems you're just a dick with an axe to grind? If we get new members, and all they do is go on one thread whinging/trolling they're not members for long. By all means have your say, but keep it succinct and then move on. No trolling.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2182 3 Jul 2024 at 12.27pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2176
Quote... Mark, any idea when Tackle box/FishOn are getting a restock of the specials ?

Next few weeks. Both of them will have lots more stock.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2181 3 Jul 2024 at 12.23pm  3  Login    Register
Forum member Andy, GPB2 balanced over FishOn particle and ABS K2


FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2180 3 Jul 2024 at 12.14pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2178
No, thatís not the same Dean.
kells
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kells
   Old Thread  #2178 3 Jul 2024 at 10.39am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2174
Is that Dean Saggybelly 6th pic down, Mark. Who used to post on here a while back. Think he might of been banned? Huge interest in bait.
lilharbs
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   Old Thread  #2177 2 Jul 2024 at 10.56pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2173
I think you have misinterpreted my post, I was simply answering the question posed about the other member not being able to open the thread.

No need to be unnecessarily protective, I like the thread thanks and have previously used your baits too as a result.
Dekay
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Dekay
   Old Thread  #2176 2 Jul 2024 at 8.54pm  0  Login    Register
Mark, any idea when Tackle box/FishOn are getting a restock of the specials ?
Gregc1980
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   Old Thread  #2175 2 Jul 2024 at 6.08pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2173
Love s good photo or 10 🤭
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2174 2 Jul 2024 at 10.34am  5  Login    Register
Forum member Josh with 'Coins' from the Lea Valley. GPB2 13mm balanced


Forum member Iain with his target, GPB2 13mm balanced tipped with a tiger


Forum member Gary, GPB1 13mm balanced


FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2 over shops fermented particle


David, TC1 16mm pop up


Forum member Dean, F1 13mm balanced


Mark S2
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2173 2 Jul 2024 at 10.23am  2  Login    Register
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Quote... Too many photos mate and too much data.

Some of the longest running/most popular threads in the history of this forum, are entirely photo based. Lots of photos in the 'View from my swim' thread. Does not seem to upset anyone

If you are on pay as go/low quality signal, then don't open up threads like this that you already know contain lots of photos. It's pretty basic, quite simple. In exactly the same way you will not be opening up videos/reels when on other form of social media.

No one forces anybody to open up this thread.
lilharbs
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   Old Thread  #2172 27 Jun 2024 at 12.58pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2167
Too many photos mate and too much data.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2171 26 Jun 2024 at 6.36am  4  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2168
You will have them this week.

Forum member Gary, Garlic 1 & Red Berry Vanilla S2





Richie, Cheese balanced.



Aaron, S2



FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2 balanced







Russ, Scopex & Pineapple S2 & Cherry Cola S2











Russ gave half a tub of S2 to his friend a few weeks ago. Johnson's Railway. All absolutely ancient, gotta be among the oldest carp in the country now.

Scaly



Baby Barbless





Wade, Hutchy S2





Jude GPB2


colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #2170 25 Jun 2024 at 6.47pm  0  Login    Register
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Think it might also depend on which hookbait you order and if its been sold out completely in the last week. Obviously if it's sold out like the specials then mark can't send any.ore out until the baits are actually ready. I'm sure he will have loads of hookbaits at various stages in the curing process but it might just be the hookbait you want isn't currently ready.

If you've never used his baits before they are 100% worth the wait. Only problem i have with the baits is that they all smell so good and are completely distinctive from each other i end up spending a small fortune on them haha. Another plus is the pop ups actually stay popped up
ip100
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ip100
   Old Thread  #2169 25 Jun 2024 at 6.07pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2168
Anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, it depends how busy they are
aarrgghhlnln
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aarrgghhlnln
   Old Thread  #2168 25 Jun 2024 at 4.15pm  0  Login    Register
Ordered a couple of these Sunday to give them a try. Anyone know roughly what the lead time usually is?
Hudson
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Hudson
   Old Thread  #2167 23 Jun 2024 at 10.32pm  0  Login    Register
Is it just me or does anyone else have any isssues viewing this thread? When I try to scroll it glitches out. Only happens on this thread
NemesisWitch
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   Old Thread  #2166 22 Jun 2024 at 1.18pm  0  Login    Register
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Same one you had at 55 I think? Looks mega in the pic I've seen of it.
The_Saint
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   Old Thread  #2165 22 Jun 2024 at 10.51am  0  Login    Register
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Love to see 'that' common mate
frothey
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frothey
   Old Thread  #2164 22 Jun 2024 at 10.07am  0  Login    Register
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Backnnote of Maple, prob where the fenugreek comes in?

With the syndi being shut for spawning and festivals, etc, not been fishing for a month. Lots of sniffing tho 😂
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2163 22 Jun 2024 at 6.30am  3  Login    Register


That fish that he caught was incredible. Unfortunately non publicity so it cannot be shown. His first night using them.

'Might' be able to show that 62lb+ common soon, from that very low stock large pit. One of the greatest carp captures ever made in this country, so hope so.
Budder
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Budder
   Old Thread  #2162 21 Jun 2024 at 8.37pm  1  Login    Register
The Hutchys certainly have mulberry aroma and then to my nose there is definitely a back note of secret agent there. Can't wait to give them a whirl 👍🏻
Leeroyjenkins
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   Old Thread  #2161 19 Jun 2024 at 10.11pm  1  Login    Register
My smell isn't great as I've got a cold, but the first whiff of the RH reminded me of the old Solar Top Banana.
Gregc1980
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   Old Thread  #2160 19 Jun 2024 at 5.30pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2159
Rh smell of mulberry and scopex
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2159 19 Jun 2024 at 1.13pm  0  Login    Register
Lots of messages started coming in to the work mobile this morning, people saying what they think about the new stuff.... Say it here if you're a member. All feedback welcome
colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #2158 18 Jun 2024 at 9.08pm  0  Login    Register
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Hi Mark, I know you are getting battered about the s2 specials so won't add to the whatsapp queue. I was just wondering will the cherry cola specials just be done in pink or will they come in the standard s2 colour as well ?
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2157 18 Jun 2024 at 7.10am  7  Login    Register
Forum member Sam was not finished yesterday. Two more on days only Sutton 2 yesterday after that gorgeous big common... Including his new target 'Jacksons'.... Named after Lee Jackson, and nearly the same age. Well done Sam.

GPB1 balanced over Poacher T&M







Forum boss Karlos, GPB2



Tom, another famous Kent syndicate, TC2 balanced



Ransons
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   Old Thread  #2156 17 Jun 2024 at 10.16am  0  Login    Register
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Canít beat these hookbaits /SMILE>
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2155 17 Jun 2024 at 7.22am  7  Login    Register
Forum member Sam, starting the season on Sutton 2 as he finished it. GPB1 balanced over Poacher T&M freezer baits



We are still getting lots of WhatsApp messages asking for the S2 specials. We have more drying right now. But we are completely sold out of what we had ready for now. They are all going onto the website soon, along with a couple of other variations. Anyone who ordered them as special orders, they are going out today, tomorrow & Wednesday this week.

We have a new home, that has been purpose designed for making hook baits. It will be finished next week. Two other new places for storage. One already just been built, the other will also be completed next week.

Straight away, this will all have a gigantic effect. The curing process which the hook baits go through, has evolved massively over the last decade. Drying the stuff between each cure, has always been by far the biggest limiter as to exactly how many hook baits we can produce at one time. That's why at certain busy times, we could often have a waiting time. Previously, it was only ever possible for us to have a continuous stream of around 10 - 15 kg of hook baits on the go at any one time. That's a lot of hook baits, but not enough. Now we have a lot more space. We have two new purpose adapted driers. Each one, holds and dries over 50kg of hook baits. 100+kg of hook baits drying at the same time. They also speed things up massively. Making a very large dent in the time which it takes us to produce the hook baits from start to finish.

At the start of August, Poacher Baits will have a large batch of their flagship TigerNut & Maple freezer baits, in cured crushed cork pop ups and balanced hookbaits. The TackleBox & FishOn will both have another large stock of 12 & 14mm airball pop ups soon.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2154 14 Jun 2024 at 8.50pm  2  Login    Register
For the time being, we are now completely out of stock of all of the S2 specials. We will have more ready soon.

We still have some Bug.
Mattsaunders
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   Old Thread  #2153 14 Jun 2024 at 4.55pm  0  Login    Register
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Message sent 😁
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   Old Thread  #2152 14 Jun 2024 at 1.34pm  0  Login    Register
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WhatsApp sent
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2151 14 Jun 2024 at 6.56am  1  Login    Register
If you want to order either the Rod Hutchinson S2 (white) Scopex/Pineapple S2 (pink) Red Berry/Vanilla S2 (brown) Cherry Coke S2 (pink)... Then please WhatsApp (best) or text message us on the work mobile phone (contact page of website). 16mm or 13mm crushed cork pop ups or 16mm or 13mm balanced. Start your message with the full name of the payee which will be on the order, followed by exactly what you require, sizes and variations. Please make your message clear. Full name of payer on the order first two words please. Followed by exactly what you require. You will be told what to order from the website. Anything else on the same order will come as normal. WhatsApp or text message only. Once you have sent your message, you then have your place in the queue. Sending further messages, will only lose you that place in the queue.

We only have a certain amount done at the moment. We sent out two sacks full of them yesterday to people on my friends list on Faceache.

We still have some DNA Bug hook baits left in all variations, virtually all the 16mm balanced are gone now though. More basemix and liquids coming from DNA.

As from two weeks ago, all 13mm & 16mm crushed cork pop ups we produce now contain 15% more cork than previously. They are now 15% more buoyant than before.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2150 14 Jun 2024 at 6.45am  2  Login    Register
Forum member Tony, best one from Wraysbury North recently, 42lb10oz. TC1 balanced over Bug



FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2 balanced over the shops fermented particle, Lillies





John, S2



David GPB1 13mm pop up

TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2149 14 Jun 2024 at 6.39am  2  Login    Register
Don't let them dry out. Stop sniffing them, keep the lid screwed up tight. They are actually much better once they age and lose their smell to your nose.

If it matters to you, a teaspoon of a good quality sweetener into the tub, keep shaking until they have soaked it all up. It will then take a couple of days to reach the centre of the bait. That will bring them, or any hook bait back to life in terms of smell for you.

Stop worrying.
JamieNow
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   Old Thread  #2148 13 Jun 2024 at 2.07am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2145
Keep them airtight in a cool dry, dark place.

I have a couple a pot of the original S1's sitting in my bait box that still smell / taste like the first day I opened them.
frothey
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frothey
   Old Thread  #2147 12 Jun 2024 at 10.02pm  0  Login    Register
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Iíve never had any of Marks bait go hard like that?
Leeroyjenkins
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   Old Thread  #2146 12 Jun 2024 at 9.51pm  0  Login    Register
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I've pots that are years and years old. I'm not sure when Mark first started posting about them on here, but I'm pretty sure I've moved houses 3 times with some pots

Just store them out of direct sunlight and they're fine. They only get better with age
aarrgghhlnln
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aarrgghhlnln
   Old Thread  #2144 12 Jun 2024 at 9.36pm  0  Login    Register
How long do these last btw?
Is there anything special about how I need to store them?

Boilies are boilies, just sounds like with the amount of sugar and sweetness they might need some extra care
aarrgghhlnln
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   Old Thread  #2143 12 Jun 2024 at 8.59pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2140
My partner has been getting into fishing with me, so the more action the better
Gregc1980
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   Old Thread  #2142 12 Jun 2024 at 6.29pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2141
Txt him what you're after and he will tell you what to order off page when he says they are available
MrFrosty
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   Old Thread  #2141 12 Jun 2024 at 9.53am  0  Login    Register
When you put the specials on the website, are they just put on the S2 page or do you have a different page for them? Always missed out on them as never actually found them on the site (could be because iím always too late tbh).
Greekskii
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   Old Thread  #2140 12 Jun 2024 at 6.52am  0  Login    Register
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Depends how much you need a bite
aarrgghhlnln
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aarrgghhlnln
   Old Thread  #2139 11 Jun 2024 at 9.44pm  0  Login    Register
I'm guessing these would be overkill for fishing at my local commercial?
Chalky61
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   Old Thread  #2138 11 Jun 2024 at 7.04pm  0  Login    Register
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Well, eventually yes! But something that can be added to the pot and not detract from the baits, whilst making them easier to pierce.
frothey
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frothey
   Old Thread  #2137 11 Jun 2024 at 5.54am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2136
Lake water
Chalky61
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   Old Thread  #2136 10 Jun 2024 at 6.01pm  0  Login    Register
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Is there something that you can recommend to rehydrate baits that have gone hard?
junglist
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   Old Thread  #2135 9 Jun 2024 at 5.58pm  0  Login    Register
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Nice one Mark
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2134 9 Jun 2024 at 1.34pm  4  Login    Register
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Quote... Just a question regarding two of the new variations, the Colas and Rod Hutchinson S2's. What's the story behind them?

All of the S2 specials are essentially extra charged up S2. They are put through our curing process five times, just like normal S2 are. The specials are then done twice more though, with the appropriate liquids, which are incorporated into our S2 cure.

I have been sourcing some bits from Brazil for the past three years now. All of the specials, including the Cherry Coke S2, contain additives sourced from South America. My missus best friend is a high end baker, wedding cakes etc. The Scopex & Pineapple, contain an incredible pineapple oil from Brazil. The Vanilla in the Red Berry & Vanilla is actually from Jamaica, but sourced in Brazil. Again it goes into high end cakes and confectionary there.

The Rod Hutchinson S2 are our S2, done twice more with three of Rod's best liquid creations. Blended with the S2 cure, this really brings them out.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2133 9 Jun 2024 at 1.08pm  4  Login    Register
Mark with 'Black Spot' & 'Nelson', both spawned out, 54lb8oz & 44lb4oz respectively. 98lb12oz brace from his Kent syndicate. Caught a few hours apart, GPB2 16mm balanced fished over FishOn fermented particle.




scozza
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   Old Thread  #2132 9 Jun 2024 at 11.01am  0  Login    Register
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Love it
junglist
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   Old Thread  #2131 9 Jun 2024 at 7.33am  0  Login    Register
Just a question regarding two of the new variations, the Colas and Rod Hutchinson S2's

What's the story behind them?

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   Old Thread  #2130 7 Jun 2024 at 12.33pm  1  Login    Register
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"FishOn Joe, TC1 cc 13mm pop up"
Who else zoomed in to have a look at those messy rigs to try and see what was going on 🙂
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2129 7 Jun 2024 at 6.43am  3  Login    Register
There was a lake record 62lb4oz common caught on a GPB2 16mm pop up from a 270 acre Berks pit a couple of weeks ago containing 35 carp. Not allowed to show the photos, captor wanted too. They are on Facebook. Bloke has fished the venue for six years and previously banked just one carp. He purchased his first ever tub from us in March. Beat his personal best by 21lb.

Well done mate.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2128 7 Jun 2024 at 6.38am  2  Login    Register
Jacko, first carp caught on a Rod Hutchinson S2. 40+ year old mid 30 leather. First time he cast one out, on one rod. He was one of the first couple of people given some earlier this week. Fished over Scopex Squid.



Tom, famous Kent syndicate, 41lb6oz, TC1 balanced.





FishOn Ricci, Lillies, Scopex & Pineapple S2 balanced.



She wanted that hook bait



Some of Ricci's recent used rigs with Scopex & Pineapple S2 balanced, all of them were big carp.



FishOn Joe, TC1 cc 13mm pop up

Carp123_0
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   Old Thread  #2127 6 Jun 2024 at 1.56pm  0  Login    Register
Hi are the balanced s2 perfect for size 4 hook in 16mm I see comments that the are more like a pop up?
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2126 6 Jun 2024 at 7.34am  4  Login    Register
That's roughly around 7.5 kg of cured DNA Bug hook baits. 16 & 13mm crushed cork pop ups, 16 & 13mm balanced. They will be available as special orders after midday today, by WhatsApp message, or text messaging our work mobile. Please start your message with the full name which is going to be on the order. Followed by what you require in DNA Bug, quantities and sizes. You will be told what to order from our website to cover what you need in Bug hook baits. Anything else on the same order, will come as normal.

They were all double cooked this time before the curing process even begun, not just the balanced, the pop ups too. They came out absolutely mustard for it IMO.

TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2125 6 Jun 2024 at 7.33am  0  Login    Register
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Next week Colors as special orders. They can't go on the website yet, just to busy.

Bug special orders first today.
colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #2124 4 Jun 2024 at 9.02pm  0  Login    Register
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Any news as to when the s2 cola will be available mark ?
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2123 3 Jun 2024 at 5.51am  3  Login    Register
Forum member Ben, S2 barrel



Jude, GPB2 or GPB1 over Rollin Optimum freezer baits.





TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2122 2 Jun 2024 at 9.25am  4  Login    Register
Chris just now, 37lb10oz, Scopex & Pineapple S2 16mm balanced again, as a single this time.

TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2121 2 Jun 2024 at 8.38am  3  Login    Register
Alan, Woolpack, 33lb10oz on Friday morning. Red Berry Vanilla S2 16mm crushed cork pop. First time he cast one out. Fished over a handful of Creamino freezer baits.



TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2120 2 Jun 2024 at 8.00am  3  Login    Register
Chris, 'The Redmire Fish' Woolpack, 42lb10oz, Scopex & Pineapple S2 16mm balanced. First time he has used them. Fished over two broken Creamino boilies.

Last year Chris caught some of the most special and desired from the Woolpack in his first season as a member. In the entire year, he used less than 1kg of freezer baits. He fishes our hook baits as singles, or over a couple of broken baits at most. Normally only gets one night a week so he does not get much time to be putting in bait.

Less than 1kg of free bait all year.



TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2119 2 Jun 2024 at 7.34am  3  Login    Register
Forum member Richard, on a social with friends at a Kent lake. New personal best common & new lake record early hours of this morning. 46lb13oz. S2 balanced. Well done Rich.



33lb12oz GPB2 balanced.


TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2118 2 Jun 2024 at 7.30am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2115
WhatsApp message us on the work mobile Mark.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2117 2 Jun 2024 at 7.29am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2114
If there is the demand for them.
Carp123_0
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   Old Thread  #2116 1 Jun 2024 at 9.01pm  0  Login    Register
Whatís your baiting choice to fish the s2 over looking for a good quality boilie
mark1009
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   Old Thread  #2115 31 May 2024 at 11.31pm  0  Login    Register
I have some gbp1 wafters which have dried out and become pop ups. Is there anything I csn do to revert them to wafters. Is there a liquid I can add which will weigh them down without ruining them.
Off_Radar
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   Old Thread  #2114 31 May 2024 at 11.01pm  0  Login    Register
Out of interest will you be doing the whole range in the airball mix? Was a big fan of the cornballs was gutted when you stopped doing them as Iím not really a fan of the crushed cork.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2113 31 May 2024 at 5.22pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2111
FishOn sold out of everything in 2 hours 40 minutes.

TackleBox sold out of everything in 1 hour 50 minutes.

We will do both shops more ASAP.

We will also have the crushed cork pop ups & balanced food bait versions of both available as special orders soon.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2112 31 May 2024 at 5.17pm  3  Login    Register
Luke, best one from Dinton Black Swan this spring, 43lb+ S2 balanced white



Best one from KAPS, S2 balanced white



Jude, new personal best & lake record, GPB2 balanced over Rollin freezer baits. Well done Jude.



FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2 balanced over shops particle



Jacko, TC2 cc pop up over Monster Squid

Mattsaunders
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   Old Thread  #2111 31 May 2024 at 5.04pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #2110
Strange said out of stock when I tried.
Carp123_0
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   Old Thread  #2110 31 May 2024 at 2.43pm  0  Login    Register
Still in stock mate just check and purchased both 12/14mm
Mattsaunders
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   Old Thread  #2109 31 May 2024 at 1.43pm  0  Login    Register
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Gutted sold out of these already at Fishon tackle missed out!
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2108 29 May 2024 at 11.00am  6  Login    Register
The Tackle Box & Fishon Tackle will both have their pop ups on Friday. They are extremely buoyant air ball pop ups, which have been through our curing process five times.



Size 4 Incizor hooks, size 8 ring swivels. The 14mm pop ups had floated the whole lot for three days in this photo. They will need putty. The 12mm have been sitting perfect on the same rig with no putty. Thatís a big, very heavy hook, plus a large heavy ring swivel. They are still in the glass now, holding everything up dead straight on both rigs after six days.





We have 5kg (basemix) of DNA Bug crushed cork pop ups and balanced hookbaits that are ready this weekend. Please do not message asking to reserve them. The moment they are ready and we know exactly how many tubs there are, I will say on here. They will be special orders. We have loads and loads done.

We are so stupidly busy, the new variations of the S2 crushed corks might not be able to go onto the website just yet. Next week, all being well we will do them on here as special orders. Again, please do not message asking for them now. The moment they are available for sale, I'll say on here. The Cherry Cola S2 are brown. The Scopex/Pineapple & Red Berry/Vanilla S2 are pink. The Rod Hutchinson/S2 are white.


TCarper
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   Old Thread  #2107 29 May 2024 at 10.45am  1  Login    Register
Connor, S2. 3 x 30lb+ yesterday up to 38lb. Fishing a lake exclusive with friends. First ever time seeing the lake. He's the only one with our hook baits, everyone else blanking. He's had four first afternoon including one of the biggest and most sort after in the lake.









Joe S2, Hacche Moor



FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2, Lilies syndicate Kent. The smaller one an original, older than Ricci.







Forum member Simon, another ancient carp. TC1 balanced



Chris, TC2 crushed cork pop up

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   Old Thread  #2106 26 May 2024 at 6.15pm  3  Login    Register
James, Dinton White Swan, 46lb8oz, fish called 'Blue Moon' TC1 13mm cc pop up over handful of bait in the margins. He lost a bigger linear near the net 30 minutes before.





Adam, TC1 13mm balanced over sweetcorn, Thorney Weir. One of 13.



Forum member Andy, mid 30 Kent syndicate, Scopex & Pineapple S2 balanced over K2.



FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2 balanced over the shops particle




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   Old Thread  #2105 26 May 2024 at 6.15pm  0  Login    Register
Personally, I would never use bait screws with the crushed cork pop ups. I always pierce them, doubled length of floss, big bait stop. Tied onto a ring.

Every time I've said that, people always tell me that they use baits screws with them with zero problems. Loads of people. But they are a soluble food bait, with big lumps of cork. They will go a lot softer than an airball pop up. They are meant too.

Often, weed is a big part of the problem if you ever lose one. If you test them in the edge, they will stay on forever. But they do go very soft after a day or two. Reeled in through open water, they never come off. Reeled in through any sort of weed, and they will get pulled off when soft.
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   Old Thread  #2103 24 May 2024 at 6.06pm  0  Login    Register
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I think if your prepared to go scroll through this thread you will find that Mark actually recommended them (or at least said they work well) but was a fair while ago
colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #2102 24 May 2024 at 5.41pm  0  Login    Register
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I use the crushed corks with bait screws , never had any issues. The metal screws are the ones i use, the plastic ones I find absolutely useless
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   Old Thread  #2101 23 May 2024 at 4.43pm  1  Login    Register
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I've left them out for 48 hours on bait screws and not had them come off. Gpb1 that is, not sure about the others
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   Old Thread  #2100 23 May 2024 at 1.47am  0  Login    Register
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Yes to both...kind of.
I wouldn't advise a bait screw if you are leaving them out a long time, it's highly likely they will go soft and fall off...(in my experience) just use a tiny topper to be safe


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   Old Thread  #2095 22 May 2024 at 10.24pm  0  Login    Register
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Yes to both
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   Old Thread  #2094 22 May 2024 at 9.01pm  0  Login    Register
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Guys totally new to these hookbaits so apologies.


Will the 13mm crushed cork hold up a stiff hinge ok?

Can you use them with a bait screw?

Thanks all
Currymuncher
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   Old Thread  #2090 20 May 2024 at 6.41pm  0  Login    Register
Staggering Mark !!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏
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   Old Thread  #2089 20 May 2024 at 6.36pm  2  Login    Register
The two blokes below are the very first to get sent the Rod Hutchinson S2. It will be very interesting to see how they both get on with those.

Lee Petty's better Dinton White Swan captures since just before Xmas on S2 16mm crushed corks, always over Trent Shrimp freezer baits. Lee has had a bite on every single trip since he started using our hook baits. That is quite something, on somewhere like White Swan.


Repeat capture of Son Of Triple Row 45lb+. White S2



45lb+, S2



39b+, white S2



32lb+, S2



Russ again, MVF Brooklands, Scopex & Pineapple S2



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   Old Thread  #2088 20 May 2024 at 9.15am  1  Login    Register
No one whatsoever in terms of carp anglers, has even seen the Rod Hutchinson S2 yet. No need.

He is a small part of the reason why the hook baits even work in the way in which they do in the first place. The S2 that will bear his name, are appropriately spectacular (in my view) for that exact reason.

The vast bulk of the TC2 orders will be going today & tomorrow. You should expect delivery tomorrow, Weds & Thurs.

We will have loads more DNA Bug ready next week. Please do not message asking for them today after reading this. I will say the moment they are ready for sale, I'll say on here.
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   Old Thread  #2087 20 May 2024 at 6.24am  2  Login    Register
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Soon Colors. As I said before, as soon as we clear the rush for TC2, they will be added to the website. If that cannot happen soon enough, we MIGHT do a run of special orders for them on CarpForum like before. But it will be better for them to go straight on the website.

Russ was one of the anglers who was given two tubs of the S2 specials from us. He used to be the Saturday boy in the Tackle Box when he was younger. So giving him some of the TB ones seemed logical. Now he's an electrician, with a very young family. He gets one, or sometimes two nights a week, at the weekend.

He started fishing a non publicity venue in Essex last November. Red carded in months. He caught them all, bar one fish. The biggun twice, two weeks running, another very sort after fish twice as well. The fish he caught this Spring on the Red Berry & Vanilla S2 & The Scopex & Pineapple S2, are nothing short of incredible. I wish I could show you what he banked from the normally 6 or 7 fish a year syndicate. But I can't. They would take your breath away.

He just started on MVF Brooklands syndicate in Kent. A tough venue, fished by very good anglers.

Russ, Brooklands 42lb+ Red Berry & Vanilla S2. Russ has caught an incredible amount of 40+ this year on the turbo versions of the S2. Proper ones too.





Forum member Ben. First trip back to his syndicate after a few weeks in SA. What a lovely big carp well done Ben. S2 bottom bait barrel.



Forum member Gary, S2



Alan Woolpack, Cheese 1 over Creamino



Dave, Woolpack, pink S2 over Trent Shrimp



Chris Woolpack, Cheese 1, over Creamino




colors
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   Old Thread  #2086 18 May 2024 at 8.45pm  0  Login    Register
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Hi Mark, do you have a date in mind for the s2 specials to be on the website ?
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   Old Thread  #2085 18 May 2024 at 10.32am  4  Login    Register
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Quote... Mark - sorry if this has been asked before, but how do the TC2s compare to the GBP2 in terms of "softness"?

They will be very similar in that regard, as they contain exactly the same amount of soluble fishmeal.

Andy, 2nd biggest mirror & biggest original in the 60+ fully lake. S2.





Mark, brace of 40+ commons from his Kent syndicate. Garlic 1 & 2 over FishOn particles.







FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2



Forum member Andy, S2 over John Baker homemades



Forum member Alan, Cheese 1



Jake, S2 & F1





Jacko, S2 over Scopex Squid



Forum member Dave, S2



jt10
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   Old Thread  #2083 14 May 2024 at 11.29am  0  Login    Register
Mark - sorry if this has been asked before, but how do the TC2s compare to the GBP2 in terms of "softness"?
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   Old Thread  #2082 14 May 2024 at 10.46am  4  Login    Register
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Hopefully Matthew they should be there in time for you.

Forum member NickyNapkins, biggest fish in his syndicate, 42lb+, S3. Well done Nicky.



FishOn Ricci, scopex & pineapple S2



Connor, first two four hour evening sessions using our hook baits. First evening 75lb brace, second evening another 40+ from his syndicate. Well done Connor. S2.









Harvey, TC1 13mm balanced







Jake, F1



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   Old Thread  #2081 13 May 2024 at 5.12pm  1  Login    Register
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It's up.
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   Old Thread  #2080 12 May 2024 at 9.51pm  1  Login    Register
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Thank you
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   Old Thread  #2079 12 May 2024 at 5.12pm  0  Login    Register
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If i order tomorrow will i get it before Friday when i go France? Cheers Matt
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   Old Thread  #2078 12 May 2024 at 11.55am  1  Login    Register
Just been told that the TC2 will be added to the website tomorrow.
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   Old Thread  #2077 12 May 2024 at 10.58am  4  Login    Register
Lee, 45lb+ GPB1 over Nutrabaits BFM



Chris, Woolpack, TC1 balanced over a few broken Creamino freezer baits.



Jacko, S2 over Scopex Squid



FishOn Ricci, Scopex & Pineapple S2



Wade, first fish from new syndicate, TC1 13mm cc



David, TC1 13mm cc







Dean F1 balanced

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   Old Thread  #2076 12 May 2024 at 10.58am  0  Login    Register
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I'm sorry. We have been so busy the past couple of months. Ever since I mentioned the new hook baits, we get people constantly messaging asking for them right now. Or asking for Bug, or just asking general questions. During periods like right now, sometimes we can get so many similar messages in a day. It's simply impossible to respond to all of them.

We will have more Bug ready next weekend. I asked the web designers yesterday, to add the TC2 to the website as soon as possible Dean. That should be sorted this week hopefully, maybe sooner than that.

FishOn & The TackleBox will have their exclusive pop ups next week.

As soon as we clear all initial orders for the TC2, the S2 specials page will be added to the website. This will include the upgraded version of the F1, and the other special versions of the S2 previously mentioned.

If you need to get hold of us regarding an outstanding order, please message us, text or WhatsApp on our work mobile.
CV-Deano
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   Old Thread  #2075 10 May 2024 at 6.35pm  0  Login    Register
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Any tc2 13mm pop ups currently in stock please mate? Canít see them on the website
Gregc1980
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   Old Thread  #2074 9 May 2024 at 6.59pm  0  Login    Register
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Yeah that's the one I have bud he will reply he will just be busy as said in last post
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   Old Thread  #2073 9 May 2024 at 6.16pm  0  Login    Register
Mark Iíve text your number on your webpage ending 9960 is this right done it a few times no response thanks
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   Old Thread  #2072 9 May 2024 at 11.01am  7  Login    Register
First, well done to the two forum members, who have both caught incredibly special fish in the last few days which we cannot show. You both know who you are.

Trev, Woolpack's big linear, 45lb+ GPB2



Chris, Lucy (again), Woolpack, GPB2 over a few broken Creamino freezer baits



Alan, Woolpack, TC1, 32lb+



Alan S2, 43lb+



Forum member John, first trip back to Rodney Meadow in 15 years, 37+. GPB2 over K2.



FishOn Ricci, pineapple & scopex S2



Harvey, TC1 13mm balanced







Forum member NickyNapkins, first time using S3





Robs first uk 40+. First time he cast out one of our hook baits. TC1 balanced. 45lb+. Forum member Steve's holding it up for the photo's, due to a severe injury to Rob.



Dean, F1 balanced



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   Old Thread  #2071 9 May 2024 at 11.00am  0  Login    Register
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Both Colors.

We are still virtually completely up to date with all orders. We are so busy, we have so many new products coming out in the near future. I will not be around on the forum for a while now. It is time now to take a little step back from here.

You know how to get hold of us regarding an outstanding order that you are waiting for. Our work mobile, via WhatsApp or text message.
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   Old Thread  #2070 9 May 2024 at 10.55am  0  Login    Register
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There are other new special versions of the S2, which have not been mentioned yet. One is a fishmeal mate. Not saying what just yet.
colors
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   Old Thread  #2068 5 May 2024 at 11.32pm  0  Login    Register
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Thanks Mark both the specials sound as the name says special. Which of the 2 would you say is best suited to a really old silty mere.
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   Old Thread  #2067 4 May 2024 at 10.52pm  0  Login    Register
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Look at that! Mega.
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   Old Thread  #2066 4 May 2024 at 9.46pm  0  Login    Register
Hi Mark, do you have any plans yo bring out a red fishmeal bait? Maybe with squid and octopus and sense appeal etc.. think that would be pretty popular 😊
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   Old Thread  #2065 4 May 2024 at 9.34pm  3  Login    Register
Dan, biggest of 8. GPB2 balanced



Andy, S2









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   Old Thread  #2064 4 May 2024 at 12.18pm  5  Login    Register
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Quote... Can always do with more 🤣

Jude with the biggest fish in his lake, 30 minutes after casting out yesterday. GPB2 13mm cc over Rollin Baits Optimum. Well done Jude.

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   Old Thread  #2062 4 May 2024 at 11.55am  2  Login    Register
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Can always do with more 🤣
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   Old Thread  #2061 4 May 2024 at 11.52am  7  Login    Register
I might even start posting 100's of my own photos soon, see if I can actually crash an iPhone 5 with to many photos.

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   Old Thread  #2060 4 May 2024 at 10.43am  0  Login    Register
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Quote... can you say what RH flavour is in the s2 specials ?

All of the S2 specials are done five times, just like a normal S2. The specials are then done twice more. Combining that sickly sweet taste/smell of the S2, with things like Scopex, Pineapple, or Plum for example... Then produces the most incredible moorish tastes and aromas.

The RH S2 are Scopex, Mulberry Florentine, and the power behind Rod's Secret Agent. They also contain an extra very special ingredient from south America.

The Cola S2 contain a high end cake/bakery ingredient that's not available to purchase in the UK.

The Cheese (TC1), also contain different ingredients sourced from the largest beef producers on the planet. That's where that incredible umami smell comes from.
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   Old Thread  #2059 4 May 2024 at 10.30am  2  Login    Register
We are not a site sponsor.

You could always choose the very simple, revolutionary option, NOT to open up this thread.

Chris Bromley, slipping back Woolpack repeats. GPB2 balanced



TackleBox Liam, red berries & vanilla S2



Will has started smashing them at the Zoo, all TC1 cc pop ups. 3 x 50's, 4 x 40's, 6 x 39lb. Well done Will.
















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   Old Thread  #2058 3 May 2024 at 8.46pm  3  Login    Register
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It'd better in here I think
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   Old Thread  #2057 3 May 2024 at 7.41pm  1  Login    Register
Didnít this thread get moved to the sponsors section?

It crashes my phone trying to load all the photos
colors
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   Old Thread  #2056 3 May 2024 at 7.21pm  0  Login    Register
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Hi Mark, I did tell myself I was only allowed to buy the cheese and the garlics, then you went and said s2 and specials and it'd be rude not to have a pot. can you say what RH flavour is in the s2 specials ?
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   Old Thread  #2055 3 May 2024 at 10.51am  4  Login    Register
Knew I'd forget plenty.

And that's not even mentioning the ones that are on other large bait firms social media. Fish that were caught by their paid 'stars' on our products, which they paid full price for. Nothing whatsoever to do with the crap bait which they get for free, and are paid to promote to you lot... But they do not want to actually fish with it, just to sell it to you. Nothing new there whatsoever. "You can post the photos on Friday". You can poke those two mid 40's where the sun does not shine. You're a joke, you flat earth noddy idiot. In future, you can buy them in someone else's name. Like a little weasel, when those vast amounts you have run out, can't you.

We will have loads more DNA Bug ready in the next couple of weeks for those that keep asking.

Forum member Ashley with a new PB, white S2 13mm cc. Well done Ashley.





Jack, Johnsons Road & Island, that carp is older than me, let alone Jack, GPB2 13mm cc



Dutch canal, GPB2 13mm cc



Tonfords long common, GPB2 13mm cc



Will and his mate Mark are out at the Zoo currently with some of the Gardner blokes. It's fishing hard and no one is catching. Will has on a TC1 16mm cc & his mate Mark has on a GPB2 13mm cc.



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   Old Thread  #2054 2 May 2024 at 7.54pm  5  Login    Register
I've likely missed loads, if I missed yours I am sorry.

This one has not been caught for several years, from a large London ressie. It's a forum member who would rather not be named. Thank you for letting us show it. That's a really special carp.

TC1 balanced



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   Old Thread  #2053 2 May 2024 at 7.43pm  3  Login    Register
Parky, S2 over creamino, the common from Hacche Moor, the mirror from Furzebray









Chris, Woolpack, single GPB2's.





Chris, GPB2 13mm cc



Forum member Andy, S2 over John Baker homemades





Spiller, Niges Fish, Sandhurst GPB1 13mm cc





Clint, S2 Sandhurst



Forum member Craig, GPB1



Forum member Andy, S2 over K2 freezer baits





Jacko, pink S2 over Nash Scopex Squid



Forum member SmashingIt, GPB1







TC2 comp winner, first cast with them



Forum member Sam, Sutton 2, TC1 over Poacher T&M freezer baits





Forum member Tony, Bug 16mm cc over DNA Bug.



TackleBox Liam, Red Berries & Vanilla S2



Forum member Ben, S2 barrel



Richie, pink S2







Wade, pink S2 13mm cc



Forum member Steve, TC1 balanced


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   Old Thread  #2052 2 May 2024 at 6.59pm  3  Login    Register
In no particular order whatsoever.

Tony, Orlellana, Spain. Mid 50 PB & numerous other 40's, F1 balanced over Dynamite peppered squid.







Forum member Carl & his son Jude, Garlic 2 & Cheese over Rollin freezer baits









FishOn Ricci, Pineapple & Scopex S2. Ricci has also been slaying a non publicity venue recently, but cannot show those.





Dave, Woolpack, single pink S2 13mm cc





Forum member Adam, Cheese



Forum member Alan, Cheese



Forum member Alan and his dad broke a 12 year old venue record for the amount of carp banked in a week, on their first visit to the venue. Fishing our garlic 1 over DNA Bug. His dad smashed his PB, they both caught stupid loads.









David, GPB1 & TC1 13mm cc





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   Old Thread  #2051 2 May 2024 at 8.49am  1  Login    Register
Patience is a virtue Mark shame some people haven't got any, dont sweat the small stuff and enjoy the rest of your holiday as you'll soon be back in dreary Blighty with the rest of us miserable sods.
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   Old Thread  #2050 2 May 2024 at 6.23am  1  Login    Register
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Work/life balance is more important to me. Weíll be a long time dead.
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   Old Thread  #2049 1 May 2024 at 10.41am  0  Login    Register
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Chris, your text was not replied to for six hours yesterday. There is a four hour time difference where we are. I am typing this at 06:40am. I was spending just a small amount of time with my loved ones yesterday. We were at the beach. Because you did not receive a reply to your text message after six hours, you came to social media to start all this. When you are saying 'these', and 'quick to take the money' you are trying to imply something. That's your right. But that's why you were refunded instantly.

There is a two week waiting time on our website. You waited seven days. The post you replied to three times last night, actually told you that I was on holiday. It's far better just to refund you. Hopefully you will be more happy now that you got your money back. We are as of this morning completely up to date with all orders.

Before the forum shut down two months ago, we had a couple of people from other bait firms, plus a couple of absolute noddy members of this place trying to create crap for us. That has now spilt over to other platforms too. Standard internet practices in 2024 for some very tragic people it seems.

Your money was refunded, there are no more problems now. This thread, on this forum, has seemingly completely run its course now.

Have a great day Chris. Apologies again that we did not get your stuff to you fast enough.
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   Old Thread  #2048 1 May 2024 at 7.44am  0  Login    Register
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Just to add i wasnt asking for a refund as your products have great feedback and didnt see anything about holiday when ordering or from paypal.
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   Old Thread  #2045 1 May 2024 at 7.32am  1  Login    Register
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As a business owner yes i do reply on holiday as customer satisfaction is key!
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   Old Thread  #2043 1 May 2024 at 7.21am  0  Login    Register
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You get a PayPal,confirmation and the website says a fourteen day turnaround?? Why would you also need another confirmation email?

And he does reply when on hols, just not instantly as heís on hols. I really hope you donít sit there on your phone answering stuff instantly, as youíre on hols. Having a holiday. With people that donít see you when youíre at work. Which is why you have a holiday. To get away from work. Isnít it?
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   Old Thread  #2042 1 May 2024 at 6.38am  0  Login    Register
I wasnt worried about how fast just nice to know my order had been received and would be out as soon as stocks were available, should of just either text or answered to say be out soon not ignored regardless whether on holiday as youre a business and your email on the website does not work.
Thanks
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   Old Thread  #2041 30 Apr 2024 at 11.09pm  5  Login    Register
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Quick to take the money? We have a 100% record with PayPal, that spans more than eleven years. We sort out stuff for our customers when it's not even our fault. We always have. You received a PayPal receipt of purchase, with our phone number on it. We do not spam email our customers. We do not even collect your email address.

Sorry your text message from 4pm today had not been replied to just yet. The post below yours, the one where it says that I'm on holiday, that's why you did not get an instant reply today. While on holiday, I'm replying to all messages once a day, in the mornings.

You have just been refunded for your order from seven days ago Chris. Check your PayPal, it's been refunded in full. We had a two week (14 day) waiting time on the front of the website when you placed your order with us last Tuesday.

We will be totally up to date with all orders, right up to current time by tomorrow afternoon. We have just had an incredibly busy six weeks. Apologies that we did not get your stuff to you fast enough.

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   Old Thread  #2040 30 Apr 2024 at 10.40pm  0  Login    Register
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I ordered some hookbaits off these over a week ago, quick to take money but no correspodance or conformation, wont answer calls or messages and email doesnt work any ideas whats going on?
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   Old Thread  #2037 29 Apr 2024 at 11.17am  4  Login    Register
Taaa daaaaa, he finally sorted it, well done Karl.

I hope you are all well

I am on holiday, only a quick one, been working to hard, Ladbrokes insisted

We are in a good place with stock levels and waiting times for the first time in a few weeks. Orders are going out pretty rapid as of now.

When I get a chance, I will post photos of forum members with big carp this spring. There are a stupid amount.

The Cheese is smashing everywhere it's being used Andy, that is all I keep being told. Bit scary if I'm honest what's been happening. The TC2 will be added to the website as soon as I return from holiday.

There is also an S2 specials page being added to the website. The original S2 are put through our curing process five times. We are releasing some new turbo charged versions. These are done five times with the S2 as normal. Then they are done another two times with some different variations. There are Cherry Cola S2 & RH (Rod Hutchinson) S2 both ready to go now. As an example of how good some of these are to us, the first two blokes to receive some of them, have both caught the biggest fish in the lake on their very first session using them. One of them then caught the same upper 40 the following week too. A once a year fish normally. He has been red carded from his six or seven fish a year no publicity syndicate in Essex, after literally tearing it to bits fishing weekends only since November. Last weekend he caught four 40's and numerous others. He has done this while testing some scopex & pineapple S2. He was accused of using hormones, because his results have been nothing short of stupid. He had two more A team fish yesterday. He's caught them all in five minutes flat. He's had something like eight 40's from that one tub of scopex and pineapple S2 in the last three weeks alone. The bloke who was given the red berries and vanilla S2, caught the only two 40's in his pit on his very first two sessions using them.

There are other variations which are not yet being announced done too. There will be at least five new hook baits added to the website over the next month. Including the TC2. Please do not message us asking for them before they are released on the website. The Tackle Box and FishOn will both have their pop ups below in stock when I get back too.




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   Old Thread  #2035 29 Apr 2024 at 9.06am  1  Login    Register
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agree, absolutely mate, having the best spring on my lakes for many years. 1st fish out for approx 4 months fell to my rods on the cheese, low 30 common. Has been constant since on the 16mm tc1 wafters, gone through 1 pot already
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   Old Thread  #2034 28 Apr 2024 at 6.25pm  1  Login    Register
The cheese wafters have been a revelation for me, Iíve had 50 fish in the last 6 weeks from a lake where I hardly managed that in 6 months last year. Theyíre not massive fish but theyíre bloody hard to catch normally. Iíve had to put in another order as Iíve nearly done the pot already.
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   Old Thread  #2033 27 Apr 2024 at 2.36pm  1  Login    Register
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you're right mate, I seen him larging it up in the hotel this week.
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   Old Thread  #2032 27 Apr 2024 at 0.02am  1  Login    Register
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I think he's on holiday at the moment, so reply might be slower than usual
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   Old Thread  #2031 26 Apr 2024 at 11.33pm  1  Login    Register
hows the cheese getting on mark??
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   Old Thread  #2030 6 Jan 2024 at 3.03pm  3  Login    Register
Mark started one of those new Sandhurst winter tickets in December. He's had a few already, biggest one Niges at 44lb+ S2.



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   Old Thread  #2029 6 Jan 2024 at 5.45am  0  Login    Register
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Both Andy.

But if the S2 had caught all the fish in my lake, over and over again. It would be an F1.
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   Old Thread  #2028 5 Jan 2024 at 7.40pm  1  Login    Register
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hi Mark,

out of the s2 and f1, which would be your go to for wintern/spring??

thanks

andy
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   Old Thread  #2027 5 Jan 2024 at 9.56am  1  Login    Register
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Thanks for getting back Mark. I'm the one from Wales
Already have loads of confidence in the gpb1s I used on my last session but fancied the sound of the s2 for the winter. Will probably stick both out and see which they prefer. Don't get on the bank anywhere near as often as I'd like but it's nice to know I've got a stonking hookbait on when I do
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   Old Thread  #2026 5 Jan 2024 at 4.40am  0  Login    Register
Without knowing your real names... Both on our next delivery, which will be Monday. We will be completely up to date with all orders again on Monday. We have lots of everything in stock.

We have a mountain of F1 done. Everyone who messages, asks if we have any left first.

We have so much done now. Absolutely loads. 13mm & 16mm balanced, or 13mm & 16mm pop ups. If you WhatsApp message our work phone about ordering these.... Please include your full name, and exactly what quantities/sizes you actually require on your first message. You will be told what to order from our website.
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   Old Thread  #2025 4 Jan 2024 at 8.04pm  0  Login    Register
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Also interested as have also put a s2 order in!

Sorry replied to wrong post
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   Old Thread  #2024 4 Jan 2024 at 5.11pm  0  Login    Register
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Sorry hadn't seen your message.
It was about 5 years ago I fished it, didn't know single scale had passed, so you know more than me lol
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   Old Thread  #2023 4 Jan 2024 at 2.14pm  0  Login    Register
Does anyone know the rough turnaround time on S2 at the moment? Just put myself an order in
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   Old Thread  #2022 1 Jan 2024 at 12.43pm  1  Login    Register
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That's good enough for me. It's a 3 hour drive so I need to know at least there are fish in there still

I had a tip off about another lake I've been interested in. But the biggun turned out to have been over exaggerated by 20lb and hadn't been seen for 10 years.

I've just bought myself a new set of reels for my distance rods and I yurning to fish somewhere I need to use them

Anyway that's off topic. All hail the S2
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   Old Thread  #2021 1 Jan 2024 at 11.23am  1  Login    Register
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Rock? If so, then yes, it's believed Single Scale has passed. Last of the original big 4. Still plenty of big fish in there though.
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   Old Thread  #2020 1 Jan 2024 at 11.14am  0  Login    Register
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Best bet is never ask any questions, just get the ticket and go find out for yourself mate. PB's for you.
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   Old Thread  #2019 1 Jan 2024 at 11.00am  0  Login    Register
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What is the stock in there like these days, I assume the biggun has gone?
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   Old Thread  #2018 1 Jan 2024 at 10.51am  4  Login    Register
FishOn Joe finally posted everything he caught on that two night session just before Christmas. Incredibly, in 48 hours, he caught the biggest mirror in the lake, and three of the other most wanted.

No wonder he called it his session of a lifetime. Well done Joe, great angling. A mid 40 & three 30's.

"As the night drew on the storm got worse and worse, absolutely biblical conditions, after chatting with a few mates buzzing about my captures we all agreed I was due one of the lakes big girls. Well a few hours later a slow pull up on the hanger had me scrambling out of my brolly in the storms full force, picking up the rod the fish took me out into the middle of the lake, busting me on a tight clutch, stripping braid so fast when cupping the spool I could feel the heat coming off it!
At first I thought it may be a smaller fish covered in weed but as I drew it close I saw a huge dorsal flick up in the moonlight, straight in the net she went, the lakes big mirror Sparkie's Sister a true Essex relic."

44lb, GPB1 13mm balanced over the shops particle and crumbed Krill.







The other three





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   Old Thread  #2017 1 Jan 2024 at 6.20am  3  Login    Register
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   Old Thread  #2016 1 Jan 2024 at 6.02am  2  Login    Register
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Quote... Is it just the camera angle, or has that fish got an unusual shaped mouth?

I have only seen that one photo of Will's fish. But I would say that you are correct and it has an unusual shaped mouth. I caught a carp from Roach which is the neighbouring pit. Spitting distance away from Rockford. It had the same shaped mouth and puffy cheeks. Roland (NemesisWitch) would know far better than me, but I would say that they are from the exact same stocking, likely brothers or sisters. Back from when the same angling club controlled both Rockford & Roach Pit.

This one in Roach had the same mouth. It's mouth was pristine, but a very strange shape. This fish was an S2 addict. I had it four times in eighteen months. This was the third time I caught it, on an S2, I caught it once on a F1 too.



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   Old Thread  #2015 1 Jan 2024 at 0.29am  1  Login    Register
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Wow 2nd night!! Impressive! I blanked for a whole year on there lol. (17 sessions) I don't live close enough to really get a feel for the lake (That's the excuse I gave myself) I didn't see a single fish get banked in that time either and one of the bailiffs I was chatting to was on his 47th night without a fish (which made me feel better) definitely not an easy water, so bloomin well done!
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   Old Thread  #2014 31 Dec 2023 at 6.51pm  1  Login    Register
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Is it just the camera angle, or has that fish got an unusual shaped mouth?
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   Old Thread  #2013 31 Dec 2023 at 5.37pm  1  Login    Register
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Nice to see that one. That's an old original, stocked around 1990. Probably 35 years old. Proper carp!
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   Old Thread  #2012 31 Dec 2023 at 12.30pm  1  Login    Register
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That must be one of the very few times I've had anything off Ladbrokes. 😆
I hope you keep skinning em. 😉
Have a good un. 👍
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   Old Thread  #2011 31 Dec 2023 at 12.23pm  4  Login    Register
Will, 2nd ever night on Rockford last night. His first night was 20 years ago when he did not have our hook baits. Well done mate.

36lb+ S2 13mm cc

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   Old Thread  #2010 31 Dec 2023 at 7.12am  2  Login    Register
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I did not realise yesterday when I posted this.

This 42lber was Wade's new PB. He's not fished all summer, he got married to a beautiful young woman earlier in the year. That was his first trip out in donkeys because of it.

A Christmas PB. Seriously, well done Wade!
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   Old Thread  #2009 31 Dec 2023 at 7.08am  3  Login    Register
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Steve the fireman below only done 27 nights all year. Work and a young family.

3 x 40's, with two personal bests among what he caught from a competitive syndicate in Berkshire... Fished by household names, and anglers with far more time than he could ever dream of. Don't matter with a bit of good angling and a tub of S2.


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   Old Thread  #2008 31 Dec 2023 at 6.14am  2  Login    Register
We often get asked by new customers, why our white or pink S2 are a bit 'dull' coloured inside the tub. This photograph below, is something none of you have ever seen before. These pink hook baits below, are all at various points of the curing process this morning. The first row of trays up from the fan, the darkest ones, are finished pink S2, drying after their final go. The second and third row of trays up from the fan are finished pink F1. The tray under the step that is by far the brightest colour, are pinks that have not gone through any process yet. They have just been boiled.

That is what colour your hook baits really are. This is what colour they will be after a couple of hours in the water. Our curing process leaves a stain on the outside of the baits. This gives the white & the pink S2 a dull colouration inside the tub. Everything drying on these trays is exactly the same colour in reality. It's only the stain on the outside from the curing process that changes this. This stain washes off to reveal the true colour.

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   Old Thread  #2007 31 Dec 2023 at 6.03am  3  Login    Register
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You're very welcome. All orders from our final two deliveries before Christmas had at least one tub of freebies added. We gave away more than £2400 worth of free hook baits as Christmas presents before Xmas.

The lovely traders at Ladbrokes paid, you should really thank them. As people on my personal social media know, I had nine Ladbrokes accounts (among others) in extended family members names closed/heavily restricted at the same time in early November. They don't know how much I won though. I actually won a pretty life changing sum of cash over a six week period from those nine accounts. Mainly when I was laid up for a month virtually dying from Covid. I should try dying of Covid more often
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   Old Thread  #2006 29 Dec 2023 at 8.50pm  2  Login    Register
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Stunning colours that, lovely fish
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   Old Thread  #2005 29 Dec 2023 at 5.50pm  1  Login    Register
Received my F1's today and they taste very nice indeed. Thanks for the present, greatly appreciated. Will be putting these to good use shortly
All the best for the New Year.
Cheers.
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   Old Thread  #2004 29 Dec 2023 at 5.44pm  1  Login    Register
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No worries, could you knock up a pot for me next time you're on them please.

Cheers
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   Old Thread  #2003 29 Dec 2023 at 5.38pm  5  Login    Register
Wade, yesterday, all white S2 13mm cc. Well done Wade.

42lb8oz





32lb+



34lb+

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   Old Thread  #2002 29 Dec 2023 at 5.37pm  1  Login    Register
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thx for replying mate
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   Old Thread  #2001 29 Dec 2023 at 5.33pm  3  Login    Register
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Another chunk from FishOn Joe's 'session of a lifetime' just before Xmas at Ashbury fisheries. I don't even know exactly what he had, work have been getting tagged in when the shop has been posting the photos over Xmas. But he's clearly had it right off. That's at least 3 x 30+ so far though.

GPB1 13mm balanced over the shops particle and crumbed Krill again. Another lovely one.



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   Old Thread  #2000 29 Dec 2023 at 5.27pm  0  Login    Register
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No sorry Chris.
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   Old Thread  #1999 29 Dec 2023 at 10.25am  0  Login    Register
Mark, do you have any S2 PINK bottom baits ready?
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   Old Thread  #1998 29 Dec 2023 at 9.55am  1  Login    Register
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I'll echo what others have said, the older they are the better. I was catching some special fish on S2's that were 8 years old a while back so I wouldn't worry at all. So confident in the age theory I made sure I stocked up on GPB1/2 18 months ago and they are sitting in a dark cupboard doing their thing for when I need them.
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   Old Thread  #1997 29 Dec 2023 at 4.07am  0  Login    Register
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They are even better now than when you first purchased them Andy. When they lose the smell on the outside to your nose as you are describing... That's when they have really kicked off inside. If you place one of them into a glass of water for five minutes, it will explode, it will smell like a new one.

For the S2 & GPB1 especially, at 18 months old, they will be properly ripe now.

100% use them exactly as they are, do not add anything to them whatsoever.
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   Old Thread  #1996 28 Dec 2023 at 2.51pm  3  Login    Register
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I find the s2 work better the older they are
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   Old Thread  #1995 28 Dec 2023 at 2.24pm  1  Login    Register
hi Mark,

I've got some s2 amd gbp1 and 2 amd I've stored them in a ridgemonkey multi pot things that screws together, some of the baits seem a bit dry, they're 18 months old. Will these be OK to carry on using or is there anything I can add to them or would you just leave them and use them as they are.

many thanks

andy
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   Old Thread  #1994 28 Dec 2023 at 10.17am  0  Login    Register
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas with your families. We had quite a few messages over Xmas asking if any F1 were available, from people who had seen their mates tubs on the bank over Xmas.

We have loads of F1 done in both sizes and variations. We only have a few tubs of Bug balanced & pop ups left currently. I'll post details again below.

If you are interested in ordering any of the above, please text or WhatsApp message us on our work mobile. (Contact page of website). You will be told what to order from our website. Please include the full name which will be on the order, and also what amounts you require. Please include sizes, pop ups, or balanced in that very first message. You will be told what you need to order from our website.

We are completely up to date with all orders up till early this morning. Orders from over Christmas went this morning. Our next delivery day after today will be the 2nd of January.
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   Old Thread  #1993 28 Dec 2023 at 10.00am  3  Login    Register
FishOn Joe has been catching some really lovely carp recently. 2 x 30+ from what he describes as his 'session of a lifetime' just before Xmas.

GPB1 balanced over the shops particle and Krill. That top one is such a beautiful carp.











David, pink S2





Andy S2 over Creamino, Hacche moor fishery.








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   Old Thread  #1992 28 Dec 2023 at 9.43am  0  Login    Register
Thanks. I hope you had a great Xmas Neil & Martin.
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   Old Thread  #1991 20 Dec 2023 at 8.49pm  1  Login    Register
F1's arrived today... Holy moly they smell amazing. Brilliant service as always. Looking forward to using them. Merry Christmas 🤶🎄👍
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   Old Thread  #1990 20 Dec 2023 at 5.02pm  1  Login    Register
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Hi,
Fully understand, weíre here should you need us.
Keen to help as Iím curious to try the cheese
Love the GPB1, GPB2 (very confident using as singles) and S3 (great on a silty reservoir where S3 retains its aroma where match the hatch hookbaits come back smelling of silt or of nothing.
Have a great Christmas
Cheers
Neil.
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   Old Thread  #1989 20 Dec 2023 at 8.29am  6  Login    Register
FishOn Ricci, 42lb12oz Ashbury fisheries, S2 over Krill & the shops particle.





"To be honest, I was still buzzing from last weekís capture and although confident this week the temperature had plummeted. It felt freezing!
The first night passed with nothing, no surprise really but I did see a couple show and remained confident.
Ash came down to visit and as the kettle was boiling for the second time my alarm let out a series of bleeps indicating a drop back. I walked up to my rods wound down and lifted into a heavy weight. We both agreed it was a gooden by the way it was fighting. Big head shakes and staying deep.
Annoyingly it picked up one of my lines and so it came to a halt. Paying line off from the other rod meant the fish was on the move again but shortly after stopped again. I couldnít move it!
I put on my torch and lit up absolute unit that was sat on top of the weed only 10 yards out!
I put the waders on a hoped to walk out to net it. Ash said it was too deep and it was, as I got closer a good helping of freezing cold water went down my waders! Christ it was cold! I got the line in my hand and with a different angle the fish started coming towards me, it was just a case of slowly pulling it back until it was over the net that. It was a proper struggle to lift but, wet legs, freezing, the fish was in the net! We both cheered and laughed.. what just happened?!? I was half way through making a tea!
Ash confirmed it was a fish called Orange Spot, one that hadnít been out since August. And it looked massive! A very front heavy old carp, a proper character and one I had my eyes on hoping to catch and I had!
She weighed in at 42.12! Itís biggest ever weight and my third 40lber in a few weeks!"
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   Old Thread  #1988 20 Dec 2023 at 8.23am  0  Login    Register
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I saved your details last time Neil. Your number is saved on our work phone. I have not even spoken to the Fortis lads yet, who built and have always sorted our website. I have been to busy. I do know Fortis is the much bigger part of their working days than websites by far now. But Darran has helped us a lot over the years, so there's a lot of loyalty there from our side.

We do need quite a bit done right now. We need a new website built soon too I'd imagine. That one is more than ten years old now.
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   Old Thread  #1987 19 Dec 2023 at 10.04am  1  Login    Register
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Hi,
As offered previously, if you need any help with the website, drop me a line.
Neil@perfectcast.com
Cheers
Neil
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   Old Thread  #1986 19 Dec 2023 at 9.01am  2  Login    Register
Cheese will not be available until the website can be sorted out. It needs its own page. That simply cannot be physically done as a 'special order'.

Next round of special orders, will be more Bug, more F1, plus Sticky Krill pop ups and balanced next time. But that will not be happening until the end of Jan.

Merry Christmas & a happy new year to you all.
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   Old Thread  #1985 19 Dec 2023 at 6.05am  2  Login    Register
The last of our Xmas orders have just been processed and are going this morning. Lots of deliveries last week for larger orders, had a tub of extra freebies put in. Happy Christmas.

Yesterday was our last big delivery day before Xmas. Every single parcel, big or small had at least one tub of freebies added to it that left us yesterday. That was a lot of parcels, and then more early this morning. Many of those parcels will be forum members, or watching in as guests. Happy Christmas. (Ladbrokes generously paid).





Non publicity venue this morning, photos that cannot be shown, a truly incredible carp.



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   Old Thread  #1984 18 Dec 2023 at 2.54pm  4  Login    Register
FishOn Joe, what a lovely carp from Ashbury Fisheries. GPB1 over the shops particle.







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   Old Thread  #1983 18 Dec 2023 at 2.48pm  1  Login    Register
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Only for us mate. No difference at all for you lot. The difference for us is astronomical though. Two large mixes of Bug balanced went in the bin after boiling last time. Even when they were done perfect last time, half the mix was still not suitable for sale because of misshapes.

This time, by double cooking them, without the need to add any binders at all, not one hook bait went into the bin. It's like exactly the same mix, is completely different. But it's not.

The base mix does not like heat. Last time they were eventually cooked for far longer in 85c water. And still half the mix did not like it. This time on the second boil, the water could be raised up to 100c. They cooked perfect, and there was zero loss for us.

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   Old Thread  #1982 18 Dec 2023 at 12.55pm  0  Login    Register
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Are the #2 bug likely to be different in a fishing situation or just that you had less waste and an easier boil process?
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   Old Thread  #1981 18 Dec 2023 at 7.38am  0  Login    Register
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Quote... Hi Mark, as a single hookbait for winter/spring which would you prefer the F1 or the S2?

As a standalone single hook bait, 100% the F1.

That was what they were specifically designed for originally.
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   Old Thread  #1980 18 Dec 2023 at 7.29am  3  Login    Register
Clint & Oisin. Riverton syndicate Devon, S2 over Cell freezer baits.

Clint, 42lb+



31lb





34lb



Oisin, 40lb10oz



35lb14oz



32lb4oz


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   Old Thread  #1979 17 Dec 2023 at 10.22pm  0  Login    Register
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Hi Mark, as a single hookbait for winter/spring which would you prefer the F1 or the S2?
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   Old Thread  #1978 16 Dec 2023 at 10.17am  6  Login    Register
Lots of people messaging, panicking a little bit because a lot of people have their F1 etc, and some do not. Most people ordered other products along with the special orders. We were out of stock of a couple of products until Monday. That has held up some peoples orders until Monday. Also, we just got blown out of the water a bit for F1 & Bug. Later orders we took are all going Monday. This F1 & Bug in the photo is ready today, and will be going out in orders on Monday too. We have even more than that ready tomorrow. Last delivery for us before Xmas is Tuesday. All outstanding special orders are going Monday morning. We will be completely up to date with any orders placed by Monday afternoon. Any after that will go straight after Xmas.

The Bug balanced were so much better than previous for us. This time they have been double cooked. Briefly at first, just to skin them in hot (non boiling) water. After drying, they are still paste like in the centre with a hard skin. They were then cooked again. The second time cooking they have a hard skin, which stops them from distorting or blistering, allowing them to be cooked like a normal bait.

We have a load more basemix and liquids from DNA turned up yesterday, so Bug balanced are now back on the menu again.

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   Old Thread  #1977 14 Dec 2023 at 9.26pm  1  Login    Register
F1's arrived yesterday, top service as always. Just got to get out to try them now!
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   Old Thread  #1976 14 Dec 2023 at 4.44pm  4  Login    Register
Aaron, 39lb+ Papercourt, S2 over Wraysbury Baits Nutmix

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   Old Thread  #1975 14 Dec 2023 at 6.22am  3  Login    Register
Marks care and attention to his customers is as good as his baits
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   Old Thread  #1974 13 Dec 2023 at 4.22pm  1  Login    Register
Hookbaits ordered Friday - arrived today. Plus a pot of freebies. Best hookbaits bar none. Cheers Mark, have a good Christmas - Ashley
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   Old Thread  #1973 13 Dec 2023 at 10.36am  1  Login    Register
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Just received my order, they look fantastic and definitely a bit of me! Really can't wait to give these a try, top service from the team at specialised hookbaits! Many thanks for helping me out, really appreciated
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   Old Thread  #1972 13 Dec 2023 at 9.00am  2  Login    Register
Thanks for the kind words James.

We sent out a mountain of special order stuff Monday afternoon, even more yesterday. We are completely up to date with all normal orders on our website as of today. We will be sending out special orders now well into next week. I totally underestimated how missed the F1 were for a lot our old customers! I've been told in no uncertain terms by a lot of anglers the past few days!

The F1 were the third hook bait we released, on April 25th, 2013. Our website had only been built in Jan 2013. Tinpot caught his PB & first UK 50+ from Roach Pit on May 1st on an F1. Just over a month later, I caught the same fish on an F1, also my first UK 50+.





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   Old Thread  #1971 12 Dec 2023 at 8.36pm  1  Login    Register
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Mind blowing service from these guys - read the reply post, messaged them and all sorted and ordered in the space of 45mins


Thanks a lot to you all !!
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   Old Thread  #1970 12 Dec 2023 at 7.59pm  1  Login    Register
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Many thanks for the reply. Whatsapp sent as per instructions
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   Old Thread  #1969 12 Dec 2023 at 2.07pm  1  Login    Register
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Perfect mate thank you Iíll sort it in a bit just at work
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   Old Thread  #1968 12 Dec 2023 at 9.27am  8  Login    Register
FishOn Ricci, with the biggest carp in his syndicate, a new lake record for Ashbury Fisheries 46lb10oz. Pink 13mm S2 cc pop up, fished over 5 spombs of crushed Krill and the shops excellent prepared particle.

Well done mate.

"Having not fished the Top lake at @ashbury_fisheries since early October I rocked up full of confidence as my last two trips I had managed 8 fish but in that 6 week period of not fishing it had slowed right up & due to the immense rain it hadnít done a bite for two weeks, my first trip back resulted in a blank. I left with my tail between my legs but that long journey to work my head was in overdrive thinking how I can change my approach to trick one of these carpsÖ I returned the following week, the lake still not producing a fish but I felt confident. I fished the same swim, keeping one rod on a spot that had done me bites in early October & moved two rods to two new areas and changed my baiting approach.
At 1pm a pike caused a bit of bother getting hooked up in my line meaning I had to redo my middle rod. The rod went out perfect but thought that might of ruined my chances.
In the very early hours that same rod absolutely melted off, as soon as I picked up the rod I knew & said to my self, this is one of the bigguns, it was unmistakable. I was convinced I was hooked up with the biggest mirror in the lake. I donít know why but thatís what was going through my mind while it beasted me taking a lot of line from my tight clutch! Eventually I stopped it and pumped it all the way in until it locked me up in the weed at the bottom of the shelf, holding the rod high and after 10 minutes or so, looking at the tip in the bright moon light I started to gain a bit so I kept walking back until I saw this big ball of weed pop up 10 yards out. I put the rod back on the rest and pulled the line with my hands. I felt a kick, knowing it was still on I carefully guided it over the net & scooped up a huge weedbed!
Removing the weed i revealed my prize, to my surprise not a mirror but a huge common,the rarest of the bigguns, one I didnít think Iíd catch to be honest, I was buzzed! The wheel of fortune slammed round to 46.10!!! A new lake recorded!
I text Joe who was fishing the Mere next door, he came up at first lightÖ we were both in awe, she was perfect & looked incredible in the bright November sunshine. My Autumn/winter target achieved, the biggest fish in the lake."








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   Old Thread  #1967 12 Dec 2023 at 9.22am  0  Login    Register
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No problem at all next week, that's very easy to sort out when we are rolling the barrels next. WhatsApp Rich.
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   Old Thread  #1966 12 Dec 2023 at 9.21am  1  Login    Register
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Yes mate. We have been a little bit blown out of the water for F1 & Bug. It's becoming clear just how many of our external customers are watching this thread as guests now! We spent all weekend until late into the night rolling loads more F1, as we were selling what we had done so fast on Friday! We have loads of everything, except any more Bug balanced (loads pops still) left, and no more basemix to make anymore for now. We will have all of these other products below available until mid January at least for special order.

I'll repost the original post here. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD FULL NAME & SIZES REQUIRED, POP UPS OR BALANCED in the first text or WhatsApp message to us. You do not need to inform us of any other products already listed on our website which you will require on the same order. Just the 'special order' stuff listed below in your message. You will be told how to order from our website.

Pink F1, 16mm & 13mm pop ups, 16mm & 13mm balanced.
Red or white S3 balanced, 16mm & 13mm.
Yellow S4 balanced, 16mm & 13mm.
DNA Bug 16mm & 13mm pop ups

If you are interested in ordering any of the above, please text or WhatsApp message us on our work mobile. (Contact page of website). You will be told what to order from our website. Please include the full name, and what you require, including sizes, pop ups, or balanced in that first message.
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   Old Thread  #1965 11 Dec 2023 at 10.21pm  0  Login    Register
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Any chance of getting some more gpb2 round bottom baits mate? I no u did them roughly this time last year before the summer went crazy, not ran out yet but not far off
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   Old Thread  #1964 11 Dec 2023 at 4.31pm  0  Login    Register
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Im a bit late to this party.... Could i still order some of the F1 pop ups (either size) and some of the bug pop ups (either size) ?

TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1963 11 Dec 2023 at 9.01am  2  Login    Register
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Quote... What's the F1?

F1 stands for Fruits 1. It's a blend of 16 different nature identical fruit based flavours, a couple of essential oils & organic acids. Essentially on the S2 base mix, with milk & fruit powders added. They are bubblegum pink colour.
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   Old Thread  #1962 10 Dec 2023 at 10.14pm  1  Login    Register
What's the F1? 🤔..... I feel like I haven't been invited to the party 😂😂
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   Old Thread  #1961 9 Dec 2023 at 7.49pm  2  Login    Register
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Well done Sam. Do you remember you were all worried when you joined that syndicate? I'd say you have done alright


Thanks mate, I've had the best season of my life this year, I it's probably because haven't messed about with rigs, or bait 😅
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   Old Thread  #1960 9 Dec 2023 at 4.39pm  1  Login    Register
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Totally agree, looking forward to trying these out , thanks Mark 😊
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   Old Thread  #1959 9 Dec 2023 at 4.09pm  7  Login    Register
Forum member Sam (Leeroyjenkins) 43lb10oz from his Devon syndicate today before work. Sam had a big order that was going this week whilst I was on my way back from holiday. I asked work to stick him in a tub of F1, he's been catching so many recently on pink S2. He only got them on Thursday.

First night using them last night, just before packing up for work this afternoon. I am guessing that he did not have them on all three rods either. We have taken so many orders for F1 yesterday and today. There's a nice little confidence booster for any of you who have them coming on Monday.

Well done Sam. Do you remember you were all worried when you joined that syndicate? I'd say you have done alright



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   Old Thread  #1958 9 Dec 2023 at 3.56pm  1  Login    Register
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You will have them Matt. It will be easier for you with these because you are a fishmeal lover. The S2 and the GPB1 are both non fishmeal. That's never going to work inside your head for confidence, unless you start having them right from the off. To much doubt.

Your order is going Monday. Xmas post is slowing things a touch now.

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   Old Thread  #1957 8 Dec 2023 at 10.48am  0  Login    Register
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I have taken a leap of faith and ordered a tub of the 13mm GPB2 Popups and a tub of 16mm GPB2 balanced wafters.
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   Old Thread  #1956 8 Dec 2023 at 10.37am  1  Login    Register
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Yes I have to say I think I am going to try the GPB2 and stick with it. I agree it must be a confidence thing. I don't change any other aspect of my angling anymore. I even stick to the same boilie(s) which has taken me many years to get to.
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   Old Thread  #1955 8 Dec 2023 at 9.07am  2  Login    Register
This weekend we are taking special orders for the the following...

Pink F1, 16mm & 13mm pop ups, 16mm & 13mm balanced.
Red or white S3 balanced, 16mm & 13mm.
Yellow S4 balanced, 16mm & 13mm.
DNA Bug 16mm & 13mm pop ups, 16mm & 13mm balanced.

We constantly get asked for some of these above throughout the year.

If you are interested in ordering any of the above, please text or WhatsApp message us on our work mobile. (Contact page of website). You will be told what to order from our website. Please include the full name, and what you require, including sizes, pop ups, or balanced in that first message.

They will be sent out from Monday onwards.
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   Old Thread  #1954 8 Dec 2023 at 8.52am  4  Login    Register
Forum member Sam again, Sutton 2, GPB1 over Poacher TigerNut & Maple, the length of that carp is insane.



Aaron, Papercourt, S2 over Wraysbury Baits Nut mix.



FishOn Joe, GPB1 over shops particle

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   Old Thread  #1953 8 Dec 2023 at 8.49am  4  Login    Register
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The S2 & the GPB1 will catch ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE Carpbandit.

You have answered your own questions in your last post. Confidence is absolutely everything. Confidence means you are not thinking about stupid things like "shall I change this, or shall I change that". Confidence means you are fishing well, and applying yourself to the things that really matter. Not worrying yourself about silly things, that are not the reason why you are not catching.

I have said this before on here, the difference between a really good angler, and an angler with zero confidence... Is that the the really good angler understands that he is not going to smash the carp every single time he goes fishing. That's impossible, especially fishing lower stock syndicates. But he changes nothing toolwise. The only changes are watercraft changes. He understands that for a whole variety of reasons beyond his control, the carp are not going to be throwing themselves up the bank every single time he goes fishing. When things are right again, he is using the best rig, with the best bait, and he will smash it.

Some anglers lack confidence. They will blame their line, their hooks, their bait, anything and everything except the fact that they did not fish that well... Or simply that the fish for whatever reason, were not playing ball. That can be conditions, or the fish were smashed last week and are all sitting in the snags. Two blanks and they have changing everything. The stars align, but they have changed everything now. They blank again, when they should be hauling. It's a vicious circle, that 90% of carp anglers get stuck in.

I made a statement on here when I first joined. "There is absolutely NOTHING man made that you can cast into a lake, that is as attractive to a carp as an S2". That has changed now though.

The GPB1 & GPB2 are better than the S2. They are everything the S2 was, and then a whole lot more. But there is still an entire an army of anglers all over the country, that would never even try either hook bait. The reason, is confidence in the S2. It works both ways. Confidence is everything. Stick with them. You will have the session of your lifetime, and from that moment on EVERYTHING will change for you. You will no longer go fishing 'worrying' about silly things.

You will go fishing and start catching more carp than everyone else around you.

I have lost count of the amount of CF members, who have contacted me, and flat out told me that our hook baits have absolutely transformed their fishing. Not caught a few and are happy. Transformed it, to another dimension. That should be you.

If you are a fishmeal fan. There is nothing that will even come close to our GPB2.
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   Old Thread  #1952 6 Dec 2023 at 9.51pm  0  Login    Register
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This is the thing though right, it depends on the lake.. see I have tried the S2s on my previous lake and couldn't catch on them and the GBP1 on my current lake and couldn't catch on them, however I can't see how they wouldn't catch, but I am an out and out fishmeal user so to me the GBP2 Make sense and the ingredients will work brilliantly (in my head) which is probably the key. As someone has said, there is probably an element of not leaving it out long enough to see the results or using it as often as i would my go to hookbait. So it's probably having faith and sticking with it.
I really want them to work for me as I have seen the results others have had with them.
It's a funny old game isn't it. I do kinda feel like I must not be getting the best out of the hookbaits when I've used them. OR maybe it was just bad conditions and I would have blanked regardless.
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   Old Thread  #1951 6 Dec 2023 at 8.47pm  1  Login    Register
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But funny that, canít buy a bite on the gbp 1s or 2s.
Even went through a stage of stubbornly using them as it must be me.
Back on s2/3ís and away they went.
Funny thing fishing.
Leeroyjenkins
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   Old Thread  #1950 6 Dec 2023 at 8.08pm  1  Login    Register
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I fish over baitworks Royal marine if that means anything.

Confidence is key though. Its funny, I have the most confidence using pink baits, that's what i catch the most on, so that's what I mostly use. But the man next to you only uses white and can't buy a bite in pink. I regularly fish 3 pink s2s very tightly on one spot, and then say how I have no confidence in yellow baits as I never catch on them. Of course I don't, I don't use them

Anyway I forgot what I was talking about. Oh yeah, S2s till early spring, then GPB1/2's till late autumn for me, and I doubt I'm the only person here who goes that way.
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   Old Thread  #1949 6 Dec 2023 at 4.57pm  0  Login    Register
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I put in an order on Monday thinking I might get it before Xmas and it arrived today. Well chuffed. Thanks Mark and the team.
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   Old Thread  #1948 6 Dec 2023 at 4.20pm  1  Login    Register
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I understand your issue, I know you like bait. Stick to ONE fishmeal and you will catch.
You use decent food bait.

Marks baits don't need to match anything, find feeding fish, fish well and patiently over bait/s or particles of choice and the fish will find your FOOD hookbait.

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   Old Thread  #1947 6 Dec 2023 at 7.19am  1  Login    Register
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IMO youíre barking up the wrong tree with how you think Marks baits work or need to ďcomplementĒ the feed bait. But Iím sure heíll put me right when heís back 😂
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   Old Thread  #1946 5 Dec 2023 at 9.58pm  0  Login    Register
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I know what you mean I loved the S2s they taste amazing if you touch one on your tongue.
I am just so confident in fishmeal baits though and I've tried all year on my syndicate with different coloured popups and bright hookbaits but I only ever catch on match the hatch and occasionally washed out pink.
As i say would love specialised to do a B5 or red fishmeal variant, bet they would sell like hot cakes. Im a big fan of GLM as an attractor and I'm also trying out a bit of essentials newish garlic bait so I think that's the one to go for
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   Old Thread  #1945 5 Dec 2023 at 7.32pm  0  Login    Register
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What this guy said.

Pink crushed Cork S2s. Fished as a single, or over bait. Confidence in a pot.

I wouldn't worry at all about trying to match the hookbait to the bait your feeding. I've had numerous fish this year very shortly after baiting heavily, or whilst still baiting, situations where it was pretty apparent the first bait picked up was my hookbait.
Shadow
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   Old Thread  #1944 5 Dec 2023 at 6.00pm  0  Login    Register
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Just use s2 CC over it nothing else required! Broke my pb every season for last 4 years doing just this over dna s7 or slk
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   Old Thread  #1943 4 Dec 2023 at 9.41am  0  Login    Register
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Just let Mark know your a Carpforum user. He'll look after you..
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   Old Thread  #1942 3 Dec 2023 at 10.02pm  0  Login    Register
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Fairenough, I've used the s2 and the GBP1s b4 but really like the idea of the glm and fishmeal added to the GBP2
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   Old Thread  #1941 3 Dec 2023 at 9.55pm  1  Login    Register
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As far as Iím aware the price is the price, just look at the information contained in this thread, probably tells you everything you need to know.
Theyíre special and different baits, quite unique in their make up, I have nothing to do with the company, just happily use their products with confidence.
Tel
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   Old Thread  #1940 3 Dec 2023 at 7.38pm  0  Login    Register
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Does anyone know, is there a discount code or anything associated with carpforum members? Thought I'd ask before putting an order in. Want to try the GBP2.. Tried so many different hookbaits now but just can't settle, but I do like the look of these!

Is there any plans for a red fishmeal based bait like the essential B5? I would be all over that!!
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   Old Thread  #1939 27 Nov 2023 at 2.05pm  4  Login    Register
We were completely up to date with all orders up until this morning. Everything went out today. Xmas post is now slowing stuff down though. When I get back from holiday, F1 will be available immediately to all, no need to message now. Lots more Bug too. Cheese launch date will be when the site can be sorted. New pages needed. Hopefully before Xmas. That will happen ASAP.

Howís work today? 🤪🥳





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   Old Thread  #1938 27 Nov 2023 at 11.33am  4  Login    Register
Forum member Sam, pink S2. Lost count how many 30+ heís had in past few weeks now. Well done Sam.

36+



33+



FishOn Joe GPB1

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   Old Thread  #1937 27 Nov 2023 at 11.26am  0  Login    Register
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F1.

As we grew larger, simply having the space and the time to throughly dry the coatings out became impossible. In the winter the coating alone takes five days to dry. Thatís after they have been cured and dried five times already.

They are returning with the coating inside the liquids in a different form. IMO they are actually better this way.
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   Old Thread  #1936 25 Nov 2023 at 9.30am  1  Login    Register
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100% buddy
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   Old Thread  #1935 25 Nov 2023 at 7.42am  1  Login    Register
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Cheeers Joss , itís been nice to get back into contact with you after all these years , it would be good to catch up , maybe we could arrange a poacher baits social ?
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   Old Thread  #1934 24 Nov 2023 at 9.01pm  0  Login    Register
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Why?
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   Old Thread  #1933 24 Nov 2023 at 8.43pm  2  Login    Register
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Ya Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooornt

ive known Sam for many years.

Met him as a young lad when he worked at Poacherbaits through my true friend Gary Bainbridge (Mr Poacherbaits)

I fished with Sam in France, top lad (as was) and i couldn't be more over the moon for him and his recent captures....


Seriously mate, top angling.
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   Old Thread  #1932 24 Nov 2023 at 1.17pm  1  Login    Register
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Put your own coating on mate it's well documented
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   Old Thread  #1931 24 Nov 2023 at 7.02am  1  Login    Register
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I'm in for the cheese . What is the thinking on not having the coating on the S1's?
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   Old Thread  #1930 23 Nov 2023 at 5.43pm  1  Login    Register
Canít wait to try the cheese ones, searching for something that was as great as cheezy pepperami in the early 00s, good opportunity to restock on some other too.
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   Old Thread  #1929 23 Nov 2023 at 10.19am  1  Login    Register
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Brilliant, been there myself in the past during busy periods of my life, some effort that, not only to catch but to keep the motivation going
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   Old Thread  #1928 22 Nov 2023 at 5.31pm  1  Login    Register
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Cheers mate them hookbaits are a game changer Iv always messed around making/ improving my own hookbaits but with yours i donít have to bother complete confidence in them , the results speak for them selfs.
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   Old Thread  #1927 22 Nov 2023 at 4.19pm  5  Login    Register
Forum member Tony, one of those Bug hook baits we made recently, over DNA Bug. 35lb+



Ian, S2, 41lb8oz.



Andy, 35lb+ one of our old F1 balanced from a few years ago. Over ABS 12mm freezer baits.



FishOn Ricci, S2 over Krill.



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   Old Thread  #1926 22 Nov 2023 at 4.09pm  3  Login    Register
Another forum member, another Sam. He's been battering them since that 49lb common. All pink S2 from his SW syndicate. Well done Sam, some lovely big carp.

38lb+



35lb+



36lb+



31lb+



26lb+

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   Old Thread  #1925 22 Nov 2023 at 3.59pm  6  Login    Register
Sam is a forum member. GPB1 over Poacher Baits TigerNut & Maple freezer baits. Cluster from days only Sutton 2. A fish he was so desperate to catch. She has to be at least 45 years old or even more at a guess by now. Well done Sam.

Sam only does two - three hour sessions before work. At the gate at 4am, then a full days graft there after. Weekends are spent with a young family. Hard earned capture.





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   Old Thread  #1924 22 Nov 2023 at 3.40pm  0  Login    Register
I am on holiday until early December.

We were completely up to date with all orders up until yesterday afternoon, orders go out rapidly while I am not there. But nothing new will be available until I am back. Why on earth would I want to do that while I am on holiday? I'm trying to forget about work as much as is physically possible. I have to do a little bit obviously, but that has to be minimal till I actually get back

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   Old Thread  #1923 19 Nov 2023 at 6.47pm  1  Login    Register
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   Old Thread  #1922 19 Nov 2023 at 3.50pm  1  Login    Register
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I was asking about the F1s, should have said in that post tbf.
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   Old Thread  #1921 17 Nov 2023 at 10.22pm  2  Login    Register
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ď When I get back, we will be releasing the Cheese.Ē

I feel so sorry for your inboxÖ.

PM 😘
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   Old Thread  #1920 17 Nov 2023 at 9.23pm  1  Login    Register
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What colour will the cheese be out of interest.... looking forward too these 😬
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   Old Thread  #1919 17 Nov 2023 at 7.33pm  1  Login    Register
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ďWhen I get back, we will be releasing the CheeseĒ
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   Old Thread  #1918 17 Nov 2023 at 6.43pm  1  Login    Register
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Available when your back Mark? Or beforehand
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   Old Thread  #1917 17 Nov 2023 at 11.16am  7  Login    Register
I am out of the country now until early December. All orders are going out within seven days while I am away. We were completely up to date with all orders up until Tuesday afternoon. When I get back, we will be releasing the Cheese.

We are also bringing back the F1 as a seasonal special. We get asked for these so much. This time they will be bubblegum pink instead of white, without the coating. They are a Winter and Spring banger. It's time they returned.



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   Old Thread  #1916 17 Nov 2023 at 11.10am  0  Login    Register
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They are both pukka carp mate. Neil done well.
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   Old Thread  #1915 14 Nov 2023 at 7.34am  1  Login    Register
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Good friend is Neil (Fudger), always gets his hair right for the pics
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   Old Thread  #1914 13 Nov 2023 at 7.39pm  1  Login    Register
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It's giving me a lob on
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   Old Thread  #1913 13 Nov 2023 at 5.33pm  1  Login    Register
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Carp porn, stop it

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   Old Thread  #1912 13 Nov 2023 at 5.23pm  6  Login    Register
Neil, two S2 40+. Both amazing carp Neil.





Carls second mid 40 in weeks. Takes some doing living up in Stoke. 44lb7oz. GPB2 over Optimum freezer baits.



FishOn Joe, GPB1 over shops particle


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   Old Thread  #1911 13 Nov 2023 at 5.21pm  1  Login    Register
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That linear is perfect.
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   Old Thread  #1910 13 Nov 2023 at 5.18pm  5  Login    Register
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Lovely isn't it.



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   Old Thread  #1909 12 Nov 2023 at 4.20pm  1  Login    Register
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That top linear is very nice, cracking picture

Most of them are
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   Old Thread  #1908 12 Nov 2023 at 3.06pm  11  Login    Register
Chris S2







FishOn Ricci S2 over bloodworm pellet



Sam GPB1



FishOn Joe GPB2



Aaron S2

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   Old Thread  #1907 6 Nov 2023 at 4.32am  5  Login    Register
Forum member Aaron, white S2 cc pop up. A fish he really wanted to catch. Well done Aaron.



Forum member Sean, GPB1 balanced



FishOn Ricci, S2/GPB2 over Krill & Shops particle



TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1906 5 Nov 2023 at 11.04am  4  Login    Register
Well done Sam.

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   Old Thread  #1905 4 Nov 2023 at 9.44pm  2  Login    Register
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very impressive fish!! well done on the capture 👍
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   Old Thread  #1904 4 Nov 2023 at 7.29pm  3  Login    Register
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Good luck with it, think the fish will be bloody massive next year! Be interesting to see how it fishes with new faces on there, at the minute the same few swims receive 90% of the bait, but I recon once it starts receiving bait all over, it will get them moving. Definitely a few suprize fish in there still too. I knew which fish it was the second it tore off, it was due out, i knew i was in the right area, and mega conditions. Absolutely crapped my self when it somehow, came mostly flipped out the water tail first about 10 feet in front of me 😅
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   Old Thread  #1903 4 Nov 2023 at 7.15pm  1  Login    Register
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Well done Sam

Itís Pinky season - booked on there this time next year.
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   Old Thread  #1902 4 Nov 2023 at 6.33pm  1  Login    Register
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Thanks mate. It's pink S2 season again.
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   Old Thread  #1901 4 Nov 2023 at 4.31pm  6  Login    Register
Not meant to be online, but had to come and post a forum member with a massive PB really.

Well done Leeroyjenkins.

49lb4oz common from today, and a 35lb mirror from a few days ago. Pink S2.



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   Old Thread  #1900 1 Nov 2023 at 5.42am  0  Login    Register
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Replied Reuben.

We are so crazily stupidly busy. I will def not be about on here now for a little while.

I just replied to loads of PM's. Please do not PM me on here. That was only for special orders for the Bug hookbaits previously. I just do not see them in an appropriate time frame.

Please always message our work mobile, text or WhatsApp if you need to get hold of us regarding anything important. Don't ring, as it never gets answered, it's on silent constantly. But your messages will get seen and replied to rapidly (if it's an order query or about an outstanding order).
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   Old Thread  #1899 1 Nov 2023 at 5.12am  8  Login    Register
Forum member (MarkCunnington) & author of 'The Syndicate' series Mark. His best ever Summer on his Kent syndicate using either our GPB1 or GPB2 balanced, fished over Fishon tackles prepared particle. Six forties and a mid fifty. Well done Mark.

First photos I've ever had from Mark. He's been using our hook baits for very a long time now and has caught some incredible fish on them along the way.

Thank you for the photos Mark.

56lb+



48lb4oz



45lb12oz



42lb4oz



42lb



40lb2oz



37lb4oz



33lb12oz


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   Old Thread  #1898 1 Nov 2023 at 4.46am  3  Login    Register
Stoke Carl & his son Jude, top one new PB 44lb8oz, GPB2 balanced over Inception freezer baits. Well done Carl. Great photo.





Forum member Tony, 44lb12oz GPB1 cc pop up over DNA Bug



FishOn Charlie S2 over Blackseal freezer baits & shop particle



Clint S2



Chris GPB1 over Urban mixed fishmeals



FishOn Ricci, GPB2/S2 over Krill & shops particle.





Mark, S2 over Wraysbury baits nut mix. Large Berks club water



Tacklebox Liam GPB1 cc pop up



Tony, S3, 2500 acre French public venue

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   Old Thread  #1897 29 Oct 2023 at 6.09pm  2  Login    Register
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Be mega on essential salami
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   Old Thread  #1896 29 Oct 2023 at 4.39pm  1  Login    Register
Hi Mark, will you be doing other variations of the GPB2 of other brands such as stickyís krill? 🤞🏻
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   Old Thread  #1895 28 Oct 2023 at 6.55pm  1  Login    Register
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Apologies only just seen this, have sent you a pm
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   Old Thread  #1894 27 Oct 2023 at 10.36am  1  Login    Register
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Cheers pal great confidence boost for first time out with them
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   Old Thread  #1893 27 Oct 2023 at 10.14am  6  Login    Register
Glad you all liked them.

Got loads to post when I get a chance later. A forum member with a mid 40. Another forum member with 6 x 40's & a mid 50, all UK last couple months.

Carl (Tranter11) with the first photo I've been sent from the Bug hook baits. A lovely old one too. Best one of a few which he caught last night. Well done Carl.

Bug 16mm cc pop up.

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   Old Thread  #1892 24 Oct 2023 at 6.27pm  1  Login    Register
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Mine arrived too- look great.
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   Old Thread  #1891 24 Oct 2023 at 5.44pm  1  Login    Register
mine arrived today,many thanks
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   Old Thread  #1890 24 Oct 2023 at 4.49pm  1  Login    Register
Mine arrived today also smell amazing. Looking forward to my new winter ticket to start next week. Thanks mark
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   Old Thread  #1889 24 Oct 2023 at 9.59am  1  Login    Register
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I've just received some Bug balanced baits. They look amazing and are so obviously "The Bug" hookbaits but with the unique twist of Specialized thrown into the mix. I'd be surprised if these don't prove to be very successful, very quickly. Looking forward to using them.
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   Old Thread  #1888 22 Oct 2023 at 3.33pm  1  Login    Register
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Yeah I did scroll through and see it after Iíd posted cheers
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   Old Thread  #1887 22 Oct 2023 at 1.27pm  1  Login    Register
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🤦🏻‍♀️

See a bit further down,,,,,,
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   Old Thread  #1886 22 Oct 2023 at 8.11am  1  Login    Register
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Appreciate that youíre busy but it seems like ages ago the cheese hookbaits were mentioned, any news on them?
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1885 21 Oct 2023 at 6.26pm  5  Login    Register
All the Bug hook baits are long gone now. The only CF member who said they wanted them who I did not hear from, was Reuben. Saved you some Reuben if you still wanted them. It's no problem if you did not. We had to roll a load more yesterday anyway.

These are the 16mm, balanced and pop ups.





Anyone who saw the original thread about that lithium bait gun... I picked up another one on Prime day. It was a spur of the moment thing late at night. Cheapest on Amazon now is £160. On Prime day I got another one for £133 I think it was with a voucher. With two batteries I thought that was more than reasonable. It's black Friday soon, they will be cheaper again.

Coming all way from China now too. All of them on Amazon are.



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   Old Thread  #1884 21 Oct 2023 at 6.12pm  0  Login    Register
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Thank you
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   Old Thread  #1883 20 Oct 2023 at 5.56pm  1  Login    Register
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Top man

No more questions just really interested, thought you were making some kind of powder slurry

Keep it all to yourself

Something good going on for sure which is great to see
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   Old Thread  #1882 20 Oct 2023 at 9.59am  6  Login    Register
Jacko, GPB2 13mm balanced over Scopex Squid freezer baits

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   Old Thread  #1881 20 Oct 2023 at 7.29am  2  Login    Register
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Very dodgy questions. Of course it's a SHB trade secret

No. I should really have said, we are taking the 'soluble' food ingredients in that sentance, from inside the cooked bait. Our curing process involves two different types of liquids (cures). Obviously for the Bug, both are based entirely around the Bug liquid food.

I actually asked Jason to send me some readymades to match up too. But only after, I had smelled the base mix for the first time. The base mix, has a very strong creamy aroma, that smells nothing like the liquid food that the finished bait smells of. I knew straight away, when I first smelled the base mix, that we were going to slightly change the smell of the finished Bug hookbaits after it went through our curing processes. I knew we would drag that creamy aroma (among other things) out from the base mix itself. And it did. They are currently being matched up for smell to the human nose (it only matters to you lot, not the fish). The smell to our noses changed ever so slightly, but it's only all stuff that is inside the baits base mix already, we have just dragged it out. That changes the smell very slightly. The important part of the process is that it has also changed the structure of the hook bait itself, how it will now react once it goes under water. It becomes uber soluble, it's been unlocked.

The process is absolutely EVERYTHING. Our GPB2 are so incredible, because they contain a stupid amount of soluble pre digested fishmeal. Locking that inside a bait is very easy. We are unlocking it to a fish through our curing process though. I could give you two hook baits. Both identical in every single way to you. One is made in a traditional way. One is put through our process five times. The difference to the carp is absolutely stupid. One will outfish the other 5 - 1 or more.

No more dodgy questions pretty please. Wait for the hook bait article. It will get posted online eventually
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   Old Thread  #1880 20 Oct 2023 at 6.42am  1  Login    Register
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taking the dry powdered food ingredients inside the Bug, liquefying it

Interesting reading as usual Mark

So you are soaking the base mix and then drying it out before rolling it? Could be me that has misinterpreted that wrong? If itís a SH trade secret, no bother
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   Old Thread  #1879 20 Oct 2023 at 5.20am  4  Login    Register
Dan loving life



Andy's biggest from that 2500 acre public venue, S3 over Creamino freezer baits





FishOn Ricci with a relic, GPB2/S2 over Krill



Carl's son Jude, biggest in lake, GPB2 over Inception freezer baits



Carl, GPB2 over Inception



JUde, GPB2 over Inception


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   Old Thread  #1878 19 Oct 2023 at 10.15pm  1  Login    Register
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Exciting times - should have a message from me
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   Old Thread  #1877 19 Oct 2023 at 4.17pm  1  Login    Register
Ordered and canít wait to try out
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   Old Thread  #1876 19 Oct 2023 at 12.47pm  1  Login    Register
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Looking forward to getting these in my collection 😂
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   Old Thread  #1875 19 Oct 2023 at 11.30am  1  Login    Register
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I would love to take some of these to France on the 4th November. I've messaged the WhatsApp numer. Cheers Matt
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   Old Thread  #1874 19 Oct 2023 at 6.47am  9  Login    Register
The Bug hook baits are done and at various stages of the curing process currently. They will be ready to send out next week. They are identical to the Bug freezer baits in look and smell. They contain 80% Bug base mix, with some of our gear added to the base mix. The liquid cure, is around 70% Bug liquid food. We took the oils that go into this bait separately, and have processed them before adding them to the hook baits. They have then gone through our curing process five times. Putting them through this process, is taking the dry powdered food ingredients inside the Bug, liquefying it, then popping it all back into the hook bait along with the liquid food. They are 100% food, with natural cork for buoyancy. We have added no binders to the Bug, just our magic.

They have gone through this curing process really, really well. From the catch reports I constantly see, it's a great freezer bait. We have just turned that into a hook bait, that the carp will find absolutely irresistible.

Anybody who has already previously messaged our work phone about them, or PM'd on here will be getting them. We only have a certain amount done for now. The balanced might be slightly more buoyant than ideal on this first batch. I have never seen this bait previously. I even asked Jason to send me a few readymades, just so I could make sure the finished hook baits were identical to the food bait. Knowing how much cork is required to balance them, can only be discovered through practice. You only find out how dense and heavy a mix is, after it's rolled. The Bug is an incredibly light mix it would seem. I would imagine when completed the balanced will be slightly more buoyant than ideal (easy resolve). The pop ups, will hold up a tank in terms of buoyancy.

The only people who are getting these for now, are Jason, a couple of his sponsored anglers and you lot on this forum. Someone asked us in the comments on a social media post this week when the Cheese would be available. I stupidly replied. Two hours later, after a scary amount of messages to our work phone, I had to delete the comment.

Just for these. Please PM me on here, if you are a named CF member who has already previously shown interest in them. I will tell you how to order them. We have them in 16 & 13mm CC pop ups. And 16 & 13mm balanced. They will be sent out next week. Please make sure you add the full name that will be on the order in the PM, and also sizes, pop ups or balanced.



Some of what we have done drying between cures





This two photos below are a 12 egg mix of Bug balanced hook baits in the bin, just after boiling. I had never seen anything like it. After boiling, the structure of the bait changed completely. They underwent some sort of strange chemical reaction in the boiling water. The bait fell apart, crumbled on its own, flaked around the edges and resembled a sponge texturewise. I panicked and was straight on the phone to Jason at DNA. I knew as soon as I boiled them, that DNA would unquestionably have had big problems cooking this bait themselves. This is the reason that the Bug is the only one of their baits, which they will not sell you the base mix for. Jason told me they wasted 100's of kg's of bait while developing it. Loads of it floating, or crumbling if not prepared in certain ways. I could see exactly why!! I have never experienced anything like it with a base mix. Nothing worth having is ever easy. We had already rolled the pop ups. They came out absolutely perfect straight away. But the much higher proportion of cork in the hook baits, had clearly given it far more structural strength. This allowed it to be cooked in a normal way, without provoking this reaction at all. The pop ups were sorted perfectly straight away. The balanced, took a lot more care and attention to get right! A 12 egg mix, is a lot of hook baits in the bin.





Same mix, golden this time.

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   Old Thread  #1873 16 Oct 2023 at 4.33pm  1  Login    Register
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Thank you - how does one get put on the waiting list for some of those bug wafters / hookbaits please ?!
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   Old Thread  #1872 16 Oct 2023 at 12.46pm  1  Login    Register
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Blimey, fished there in 2004 just after John and Maiv acquired it, as a test fish. 4 of us went.
Biggest fish of the week 35lb (his only fish). I had loads and loads, biggest 16lb
scozza
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   Old Thread  #1871 16 Oct 2023 at 6.59am  1  Login    Register
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Well done that man

Must be nice when you have somewhere like that to fish!
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   Old Thread  #1870 15 Oct 2023 at 3.02pm  1  Login    Register
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😂😂 Ridiculous, you couldnít make it up. Absolutely smashed it out of the park.
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   Old Thread  #1869 15 Oct 2023 at 2.40pm  3  Login    Register
Andrew & Tony are on a tour of public venues in france. They are currently on a 2500 acre venue. After moving around , they have finally located some fish and have started to catch.

Bet they get a monster.



Andrew, white S3 cc pop up.



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   Old Thread  #1868 15 Oct 2023 at 12.49pm  6  Login    Register
What Roger has just done at Lac Serene over the last seven days on a fishing holiday is pretty incredible. He personally caught the biggest fish in the lake, the mid 80 twice. One of the most sort after fish in a French holiday venue apparently. Repeated on several other bigguns as well. Caught the second biggest fish in the venue, and I'm quite sure the third biggest too. He banked 29 fish. Doubt anyone has ever done, what he has just done on that lake in seven days before.

Well done Roger, what a holiday.

All GPB2 crushed cork pop ups



















































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   Old Thread  #1867 15 Oct 2023 at 12.36pm  1  Login    Register
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I'll be all over them bug baits when you get them sorted mate
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   Old Thread  #1866 15 Oct 2023 at 12.30pm  1  Login    Register
Of course it's okay to talk about other brands of baits on here Reuben.

Of course you will all be able to get some of the Bug hookbaits on here Ron.
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   Old Thread  #1865 15 Oct 2023 at 10.25am  1  Login    Register
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Loved TnM but don't have freezer space anymore unfortunately to be able to use them.

Just seen the bug post below, how do you get your name down for some of those?
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   Old Thread  #1864 15 Oct 2023 at 10.21am  1  Login    Register
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Think I'll stick with the bug next year and if I'm lucky enough to get some of the bug specials should be perfect over the top - pretty rare I ever put out a whole bait these days, so my hookbait is often the only 'big' bait in the swim.
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   Old Thread  #1863 15 Oct 2023 at 10.19am  1  Login    Register
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For me, TnM
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   Old Thread  #1862 15 Oct 2023 at 9.54am  1  Login    Register
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Bug and S7 for me but likely going to drop the S7 and just use the Bug. Come the warmer summer months itís SLK for me.

To be fair I have a lot of Markís hookbaits and most of the time itís just a random pick what I use as I'm confident the fish will pick up any of the hookbaits I decide to use
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   Old Thread  #1861 15 Oct 2023 at 9.46am  1  Login    Register
Can I ask what people fish thier GPB2 over please? Not sure if it's OK to discuss different brands etc on a thread about specialised baits 😬
Currently fish mine over bug as I've done well with bug bottom baits since release and they also look very similar but smell wise the GPB2 are very sweet smelling and wondered if anyone found something more like the GPB2 to fish the over.
Would have to be a similar colour to the GPB2 as I like to match wafters / pop ups to my bottom baits.
The wafters have done me quite a few fish this first season of using them 👍🏼 can't share pics due to publicity ban unfortunately.
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   Old Thread  #1860 15 Oct 2023 at 9.07am  0  Login    Register
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The 2 lakes have Some serious fish for a £60 a year bookÖÖ.
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   Old Thread  #1859 14 Oct 2023 at 9.19am  1  Login    Register
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'The plated' lovely carp

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   Old Thread  #1858 14 Oct 2023 at 9.07am  5  Login    Register
Carl, with what I presume is a very special northern carp. 'The plated' 42lb10oz. GPB2 over Rollin Inception



Carl's son Jude, GPB2 over Inception



David, GPB1



FishOn Ricci, GPB2/S2 over Krill



Mark, large Berks club water, S2 over Wraysbury mc nut



Tacklebox Liam, GPB1

scaley&dark
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   Old Thread  #1857 14 Oct 2023 at 8.55am  1  Login    Register
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Result wise. Just WOW again.
What are the odds on one of the most sought after commons in France being caught 3 times in one week, let alone on the same type of hookbait by 2 different anglers.

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   Old Thread  #1856 14 Oct 2023 at 8.54am  0  Login    Register
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Addict. She needs to learn to just say no.
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   Old Thread  #1855 14 Oct 2023 at 7.58am  1  Login    Register
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lol thatís mental
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   Old Thread  #1854 14 Oct 2023 at 7.48am  2  Login    Register
Been asked not to talk about it now. Twice in as many days the same thing. Get fed the information, and then straight away asked to take it down.
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   Old Thread  #1853 13 Oct 2023 at 10.35am  1  Login    Register
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Well done
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   Old Thread  #1852 12 Oct 2023 at 7.17pm  1  Login    Register
Cant wait to try these👌. I will definetly have some balanced and pop ups 👍 I just came back from my latest trip and fished the GPB2 over The Bug and had some lovely fish to low 60s. You said they would work their magic abroad Mark, and you were spot on 👍 100 % confidence in a hookbait.
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   Old Thread  #1851 12 Oct 2023 at 2.26pm  1  Login    Register
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Canít wait for these 😋
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   Old Thread  #1850 12 Oct 2023 at 11.26am  5  Login    Register
For all those nutters (lol) who keep messaging asking when they are going to be able to get some Bug hook baits from us.... They are being sorted today and tomorrow, in balanced and pop ups. They will be ready in the next couple of weeks. I know you are all reading this (even as guests), as they have only ever been mentioned on here. Please do not message us anymore asking for them. I will say on here as soon as they are ready.

For now, there is only one large batch being done. Jason the owner and a couple of his anglers will obviously be getting them first. But those of you that use that bait and have been messaging asking for them, will also be getting them too.

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   Old Thread  #1849 12 Oct 2023 at 11.11am  1  Login    Register
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For any angler who can actually think for themselves, that photograph speaks a thousand words all on its own.
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   Old Thread  #1848 12 Oct 2023 at 9.46am  1  Login    Register
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Mark when are you selling the specialized snail hookbaits..

They certainly earned those captures between them.
That scaley mirror is stunning.

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   Old Thread  #1847 12 Oct 2023 at 7.05am  7  Login    Register
Self explanatory.

That's one of our CC pop ups that's been in the lake 24 hours, it's not a freezer bait.

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   Old Thread  #1845 12 Oct 2023 at 6.50am  4  Login    Register
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The lake is already busy, and being fished by some of the best anglers around. I know Dave Mallin is on there for one. There are some incredible photos, that I will not show, because they give away to much background to blast all over social media. The fish are known about, but now they are bigger.

Daniel the captor of the common, told me his friend Dan here, taught him absolutely everything about that lake. Dan deserves to catch it very much, and he will. That common photo was last November, they were fishing together. It does not come out much and has been kept pretty much a secret for his friend for a year. Daniel is desperate for Dan to catch it. Da works full time and has a young family.

That fish had already put on 10lb in three years. I'd imagine it's bigger now. It's an incredible looking common. I think personally, this mirror Dan is holding is even better.

Dan prepares the fermented garlic hemp too.

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   Old Thread  #1844 11 Oct 2023 at 5.46pm  1  Login    Register
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Refreshing is the word for me. Letís hope it is kept quiet and it keeps the carp circus away!

Nice to know they are still out there
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   Old Thread  #1843 11 Oct 2023 at 7.14am  7  Login    Register
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Hearing the sheer unbridled joy from this young bloke and his friend about their captures, has restored my faith in carp fishing a little bit recently.

Especially after a Summer of shameful embarrassment from some of the shouty nods.

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   Old Thread  #1842 11 Oct 2023 at 7.09am  4  Login    Register
Small things amuse small minds. Made me laugh yesterday when someone sent it.



Ricci smashing up his new lake instantly. GPB2 over Krill



Carl, GPB2 over Rollin Inception freezer baits





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   Old Thread  #1841 10 Oct 2023 at 9.34pm  1  Login    Register
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Well done that man, love it!
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   Old Thread  #1840 10 Oct 2023 at 3.17pm  9  Login    Register
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I was asked to remove it. That's why that post is now edited. He's 19 and wants to post it himself when he gets home. That's fair enough. It's the fish of a life-time.

I am likely to run off and hide again anytime soon. See you all sometime after Xmas maybe....

Thank you all reading this. We don't employ any famous anglers to sell our products. We don't offer any kind of 'team' benefits. So we don't have team members on social media fighting our corner to get 50p off. Just me, and photos of our customers. It's a very simple formula, but a very honest one. All the blokes photos on this page are working men as far as I know. Most of them get to fish one or two nights a week. We rely on photographs from our normal customers. Many of them, don't like showing their photos. They simply do not want to give up their edge, when they are paying full price. Who can blame them? I don't get to go fishing myself hardly anymore. But I still manage to live my fishing dreams every single day, through our customers.

It all makes me very proud. I lost count a long time ago now... Of just how many members of this forum alone have smashed their personal best using our hook baits in the past couple of years. This forum, is actually a very small fraction of our clientele in reality. But it gives the perfect window, into what is capable if you use our hook baits properly.

Honestly, thank you all. For the kind words, the messages, and thank you for the photos. xxx
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   Old Thread  #1839 10 Oct 2023 at 2.49pm  0  Login    Register
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Wow. Great fish.
Twice out on GPB2 in as many days.
You cannot deny they are a bit moor-ish and special then


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   Old Thread  #1838 10 Oct 2023 at 1.25pm  1  Login    Register
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Jeez... There's some absolute bangers being caught 👏👏👏
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   Old Thread  #1836 10 Oct 2023 at 10.45am  2  Login    Register
Lewis, GPB2, beautiful fish.





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   Old Thread  #1835 10 Oct 2023 at 8.59am  7  Login    Register
Daniel, 57lb last November. Red S3 cc. Epic carp, from a large undisclosed UK venue.







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   Old Thread  #1834 10 Oct 2023 at 7.43am  1  Login    Register
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Ridiculous hookbaits
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   Old Thread  #1833 9 Oct 2023 at 9.25pm  0  Login    Register
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Tomorrow morning mate, just been given the permission to show it.
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   Old Thread  #1831 9 Oct 2023 at 11.08am  3  Login    Register
Roger is currently in France. He's only been there two nights so far with our GPB2 cc pop ups.

He's already had an 86lb6oz, a 68lb+, a 57lb+ and a 53lb+. He currently has three 40's in slings waiting to be photographed, plus another monster that's not been weighed yet apparently.

86lb6oz







68lb+



57lb+



53lb+

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   Old Thread  #1830 9 Oct 2023 at 6.43am  4  Login    Register
From a large public access venue. About as good as a UK carp gets IMO. Will be allowed to show you it soon. Incredible fish.

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   Old Thread  #1829 8 Oct 2023 at 12.49pm  3  Login    Register
Different Dan, we're lucky to see these ones.

S3. Incredible carp Dan, bloody well done.

45lb+



41lb+



37lb+




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   Old Thread  #1828 8 Oct 2023 at 12.39pm  3  Login    Register
Daniel with some special carp. GPB1 & GPB2.







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   Old Thread  #1827 8 Oct 2023 at 8.50am  1  Login    Register
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Incredible carp that one 😍
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   Old Thread  #1826 8 Oct 2023 at 8.29am  3  Login    Register
Chris with the incredible 'Rosie' from the Woolpack. 45lb8oz, GPB1 crushed cork pop up fished over Creamino freezer baits.

Highgrade Chris.








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   Old Thread  #1825 7 Oct 2023 at 6.50pm  3  Login    Register
Forum member Rich, first trip out for two months. Both white S2 balanced.

42lb



37lb

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   Old Thread  #1824 6 Oct 2023 at 4.01pm  1  Login    Register
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Touch wood, Iíd never had a crushed cork come off a bait screw (I use the plastic Korda type ones), but changed to hair rigging them - better safe than sorry and I canít see the downside. Just tie a loop to a ring or swivel, got 3 or 4 pre-tied but still using the same 18 month old one 😂

Still got a few corkballs S2ís left. £3 each lol.
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   Old Thread  #1823 6 Oct 2023 at 10.49am  3  Login    Register
Matt and his friend, ended up with 21 carp between them in a week from a large Croatian public venue. More than a dozen other carp anglers from around Europe fishing the same venue, on the same week. All of them, every single one blanked.

Matt and his mate, had just one tub of S2, and one tub of GPB1 between the two of them. The fish had never seen one of our hook baits before. Matt's Croatian friend, simply could not understand what was happening.





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